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How to make an unique video cv for your next employer?

Published 4 years ago by Maud - Category : Career Advice

For your internship abroad or for your next job position, the idea can seem daunting for some at first, there are many benefits to recording a video CV .

CV video are the latest trend to hit the employment industry, with many companies now requesting that all potential employees submit a video with any job application.

Not only is a video a great way to showcase your personality and professional demeanour, but it is a quick and efficient way to communicate your skills and professional history to your potential employer. It allows you to portray and express yourself in ways that are impossible to achieve from a regular paper resume.


Read our 7 benefits to a video CV and how to make it for yourself 


1. You have control over the first impression

First impressions are everything with employers and in a CV video you have full control over what your employer sees first and what their initial perception of you is going to be. This could mean the difference between being hired or not. CV Video allow you to stand out, you are not just a name on a piece of paper like the rest of the applicants – you are an individual.

>> Read how to do a CV video 


2. Shows your enthusiasm

There are only so many words we can type onto a piece of paper to express our enthusiasm and desire to work in a certain position or company. Through video, we are able to fully express our excitement and enthusiasm for the company or position. Your employer will be able to see and read your positive body language, which will engage them further in your application. Combine this with the right language and qualifications and you will almost certainly be hired!


3. You can highlight your passions and strengths

A CV video will often be about 2-3 minutes in length and it is surprising how much information you can fit in during that time. Of course, it is terrible to rush your video and speak so quickly your employer is left in a blur – we don’t want that! But be sure to spend at least 1 minute highlighting your passions and strengths so your employer knows exactly why they should hire you.

>> Read what is and what is not a passion :)


4. The employer can judge you

A CV video allows your employer to see exactly the type of person and employee you will be right then and there on the spot. There is no need for them to waste their time interviewing you further to see what type of person you are since you can demonstrate all of this in your video resume.

Be aware that while your employer is watching your video they will be determining whether you will be a good fit for their company based on your body language, presentation and speech – and if you do a very good job in your video, most employers will want to hire you.


5. It’s a Golden Ticket for great communicators

If you were born with amazing communication skills, then a video resume is exactly what you need. Videos are an amazing way to demonstrate our language and vocabulary skills, which sometimes can get lost on paper resumes.


6. Also great for those who are photogenic, charming or funny

Let’s face it, employers like good-looking people but also your skills. Employers like charming and funny people and they will always want to hire the young, fresh-faced beauty with the beaming smile. So if you are fortunate enough to have aesthetically pleasing features or you are humorous or charming, then use this to your benefit in a CV video.


7. Shows your technology knowledge

Probably one of the most important things a Cv video can demonstrate to your employer is that, not only are you able to use technology, but you are so comfortable using it that you can think outside the box and use it to your own (and the company’s) benefit. This is very important in our modern world; almost all workplaces and positions now require the use of technology to some degree. A resume video is an easy and clear way of demonstrating your knowledge and understanding of technology.


Recording a CV video can be tricky, but once you have organised the right equipment and lighting and have worked out exactly what you want to say, you can begin recording. It will take you several tries to get it perfect, so allow yourself plenty of time and be patient with yourself. You are going to be your worst critic and you will probably find something wrong with every video you record! But keep on persisting because it will increase your chances of being hired – and you wouldn’t want to miss out on that perfect internship in the company of your dreams now, would you ?


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