The goal of all resumes is too build a better career. Video resumes have now become a new way to separate yourself from the competition and take your resume or portfolio to the next level. Video Resumes allow you to supplement your written resume with a two to three minute video, highlight your portfolio, discuss your career planning “in person”, and show perspective employers who you are.
A few tips on video resume etiquette include:
Take time to edit your shoot. You may have a few blooper moments, be sure to extract those before submitting your video to an employer.
Be professional. Remember that this is still part of your resume. Use formal language as well as avoiding slang. Keep in mind that this may be viewed by a wide variety of people.
Be focused. This is not a movie about yourself but rather a short clip. Do not ramble. Stay focused on the topics of your career objective and experience and examples.
Be yourself. Your not an actor and you don’t need to pretend to be.
Be honest in all your statements. Do not over exaggerate but also so not understate your achievements.
For an overview of these tips, view this short video by Brian Krueger to learn etiquette tips to be successful and appropriate in your video resume:
Video Resume Etiquette is quite easy to comprehend for those who are aware of the basic tips. Like your paper resume, your video resume is you selling your abilities and experience to an employer. Precise video resume etiquette should be taken into account before you press the upload button on the job website where the video will be submitted.
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