Land Your Dream Job by Filming a Video Resume
Hundreds of resumes pour in when a top company posts their latest job opening. Finding a creative way to get your foot in the door and set yourself apart from the competition is essential. I’m talking about a video resume. A video resume is simply a short introduction of yourself to a potential employer on camera. It’s superb for showcasing your strengths, communication skills, professionalism, and personality (not to mention it helps employers put a face to the name on your resume). Some great topics to cover in your video resume would include how you describe yourself, your strengths, your accomplishments, your motivation, your passions, and your career goals.
Try recording a video resume with the web cam from your own computer. Here are a few tips to keep in mind.
- Short and sweet: Keep your video to 1 to 2 minutes in length. Employers simply want to meet you (virtually) and get a feel for your personality, professionalism, and communication skills. This is not a “tell all.”
- Be yourself: It’s important to have fun and let your personality shine in your video resume. Your personality will set you apart!
- Keep it professional: Remember to dress professionally and to record in a quiet place with a plain wall behind you.
Don’t forget to email your video resume link to the hiring manager along with a copy of your cv/resume. Why let your resume sell you when you can sell your resume?
Be great & good luck!
About the author: Brayden Burnett serves as the Operations Manager for Burnett’s Staffing, a Dallas-Fort Worth based staffing agency starting in 1966. He is the third generation of his family to serve in the staffing industry. Burnett’s Staffing is a trusted expert in Dallas-Fort Worth employment. For more information about Brayden and Burnett’s staff click here!