Whether you just resigned from your previous job or a fresh graduate looking to kickstart your career, you will need all the advantages you can get over the existing and growing deep pool of talent. Good thing for everyone that video resume is now here in the Philippines courtesy of Job Pinoy. This new concept will open up new avenues for recruitment that will benefit both companies and job seekers.
Thinking of making your own video resume but don’t know where to start or how to go about it? You have come to the right place. First thing you need to know is that it does not have to be long, 45 seconds or less is all you need. You will find here tips on how to make an impressive and concise video resume.
Take note of appropriateness
Before getting on the actual process of creating your video resume, think if it will actually play to your strengths. Remember, you are doing this to have an edge over other applicants. If the video resume will not highlight your good qualities as a professional, then there is no use.
Also, consider the job hiring post you are going to submit your resume to. Make an assessment and verify your skills and experience if it matches the job requirements indicated.
Write a guide
The guide you’ll write doesn’t have to be as long as a speech. But it does have to contain the information a recruiter would want or need to know about you.
Tell a story. Say what you have to say in the form of a story. Don’t forget to keep it short and simple. Tell the recruiters about your relevant experience and how it is connected to the job you are applying for. You can also mention how the lessons you’ve learned in the past makes you a good fit for the position.
Do not read your resume. Be as free-flowing as possible. Allow yourself to sound as natural as possible or the recruiter might think you sound robotic.
Don’t just say, display
Part of keeping your video resume concise is to shorten your talking time by supplementing it with visuals. Use visuals such as snippets or photos relevant to what you are talking about. If you are applying for a project manager position, then you can show samples of the projects you managed.
Call-to-action and feedback
Final two things before you put the cherry on top. Just like a good advertising pitch, get the recruiters to visit your profile or your portfolio.
Lastly, after you’ve finished your video, ask for comments from your friends and family on what they think about it. It’s always good to know someone else’s perspective on things. They might see something that you don’t that might help you improve your resume.