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Description: A video resume is a short video created by a candidate for employment that presents the individual’s skills and qualifications on video and is used to typically enhance a traditional resume.How a Video Resume Can Be HelpfulIt’s important to keep in mind that a video resume isn’t guaranteed to get you a job. However, it can assist you in marketing yourself to prospective employers. If the video resume is done poorly, it can hinder your chances of getting an interview. So make sure your video resume is done correctly demonstrating and highlighting all of your essential qualities.Before you start working on your video resume, we recommend you take a look and review resume video samples. There you can learn from them by considering both what works, and what doesn’t.
| Tips to Help You Prepare a Professional Video Resume:
• Dress professionally in business attire, just as if you were going to an in-person interview.
Where to Upload Your Video Resume
What do you do with your video once you’ve created it? Some career networking sites, like CareerBuilder, Jobster, and MyWorkster, have a section of your profile where you can include video. Also, you may upload your video to our website Reliablestaffing.com and link to it from there.
|Promoting Your Video Resume
Once your video resume is complete, there are several ways to promote it online.• Include a link to your video resume in your paper/online resume.
Video Resume DO NOTS
Do not mix your personal life with your professional one. If you have information on your MySpace, Facebook, or Twitter page that you’d prefer employers don’t see, do not link your video resume.
Do not expect your video resume to replace your traditional resume. Not all employers are interested and others are worried about discrimination issues i.e. hiring candidates because of how they look and sound rather than your qualifications. However, a well done video can strengthen your candidacy for employment.