Create A Video Resume And Get Your Next Job Faster.Industry: Business | News Released: Feburary 26, 2007
What is a Video Resume
A video resume is a video recording of you telling the viewer why they should hire you. This involves both what you say, how you say it, how you speak and what you wear. Regardless of where you plan on applying professionalism is very important. For men be sure to be clean shaven, wear a button-down shirt, jacket and tie. Make sure that you hair is neat and any facial hair is neatly trimmed. For Women, put you best day-time face on. Do not where anything too revealing or too extravagant. Think funeral attire without the veil.
Creating Your Video
Creating a video resume is very simple...although it may take a little practice. At a minimum you will need a video camera and a computer. A Web Cam is great and can cost as little as $40 or $50, plugs right into most computers and comes with basic software to capture and "edit" your video. Both Windows and Mac have pretty good video editing software that comes free with the systems. You do not need to edit your video but it could certainly add professionalism if you do.
Once you plug-in the Web Cam, you typically get to preview the video before you hit record. This preview is very helpful in that you can adjust the camera so that you are centered in the video window. Hit the record button on the software that came with your camera and talking. Be certain to look directly into the camera when you speak and try to not look around very much. You should practice your script a few times as it can be a little nerve racking the first few times.
First write your script
Your script should be written as you really speak. It should always be in a first-person format. A basic example is;
Hi, My name is [your name here]. I am a student at [college name] studying [major] and [minor] I am seeking an entry level position with a [general business category] company to gain the hands-on experience to compliment my education. I am extremely motivated and although I enjoy working with others as part of a team I am a self starter and do not necessarily require consistent or constant supervision...
. . . you get the picture. You should then follow-up by answering between 5 and 10 of the interview questions that are available within user area of this service (you will need to sign up -- it is free!).
Using the Teleprompter
A teleprompter is a piece of software that "prompts" you to say a line of text while looking into a camera. We encourage you to use our free teleprompter. Once you have your script written you can copy and paste it into the script field and press update script, adjust the font size adn scroll speed and then press start [and immediately press record on your web cam].
Uploading your Video Resume
Assuming you have already created a FREE EmployeeTV account and have already answered all of the Employment History, Education and Interview questions uploading your video will be the last step! All you need to do is log into your account, click on "Video" from the menu at the top of the screen and click on "Browse" and locate your video on your computer then click on "Upload Video". Within a few minutes your video will be uploaded. All you need to do now is view your EmployeeTV Video Resume and your video will be there!
Now you have a video resume, great. You need to update your paper resume and cover letter to direct potential employers to your URL and or Resume Key. EmployeeTV does not "promote" your resume. In fact your resume is private and confidential and as such no one will know that it exists unless yo personally tell them how to find it using your URL or Resume Key.
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