Branding Yourself With An Awesome Video Resume
With the advancement of technology and high speed internet nowadays, job seekers are switching from the traditional paper resume letter into the paperless Video Resume or Video CV. Companies and employers are now accepting video resumes, even interviews can also be done through video conferencing or webcams. Anythings are possible now!
Just like any other video we make to promote our products or services, video resume is where we market and make a brand of ourselves as an individual to the potential employers. If you’re a fan of the TV series “How I Met Your Mother”, you’ll know the episode where Barney Stinson made a Video CV of himself. Check out the video below, it’s Legennnn..waaiit for it…darryyy! Hahaha!
He definitely put “WOW” and “LAUGH” factors on his video resume. But, when making your own video resume, please be moderate regarding the comedy part. Yes, it’s good to have your potential employers laughed and entertained when watching your video CV, they might like you for it. In the same time, too much humor might also makes you look not serious and not ready to commit to the job.
There are several ways of making a video resume, and of course the Stinson way is more expensive because it involves many professional video taking, editing and even visual graphic, etc. :D, or you can subscribe to a video resume website such as Video Resumes Australia, and many others you can find online. Inside Video Resumes Australia, you will find few sample of video resume they have done for their members.
An awesome video resume is not all about how flashy or expensive your video was. The most important elements that need to be inside the video resume are how you define yourself, talk about your academic qualifications, past and present working experiences, your goals and achievements, and last but not least, how you can be a valuable asset to a company and added value to their businesses.