The Video Resume in Five Steps

November 20, 2015

People are starting to notice that a video resume can give a real edge. Of course it has to be done right. It doesn’t need to be a spotless production, but it has to convey your value. Here are some things to consider when making yours.

1.Choose the right format.

You can have someone interview you or speak directly into the camera, whichever you think will be more natural. Voiceovers are a clever approach as well.

2. Have a script but don’t read from it.

Imagine you’re having coffee with the person. Be natural but focused on conveying your message. So have a script, but don’t look like you have one.

3. Clear recording.

Make sure there’s no background noise you’re competing with and that you’re enunciating everything clearly.

4. Edit and rework.

It doesn’t have to be super polished, but get it as close as you can. The more you rework the better it will be.

5. Watch your video.

It’s a little painful for most people, but watch your video and be able to comment smartly when people ask you about it or talk about it.

A lot of people are going beyond the traditional resume now that cameras are so ubiquitous. And many say it gives an edge, unless of course it’s a poorly executed one. So follow the basic tips above if you think you’re ready for the new chapter in job hunting, and don’t forget to smile.

About NextGen

NextGen is the brainchild of longtime telecom professionals with nearly 50 years of experience and millions of dollars in Telecom Recruiting Services. We focus on establishing long term relationships with our clients and candidates so we can recruit the best and the brightest in the telecom industry. This ‘quality over quantity’ approach is at the heart of everything we do and has resulted in successful job placements at Fortune 1000 firms worldwide.

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