Video Resume

Video Resume
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Seema Renukaprasad
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Helps break unwanted behavior patterns

You might be one of the hundreds of thousands of students and professionals who have a hard time to break unwanted behavior patterns like procrastination, not taking care of your emotional and mental health and not being able to self-motivate yourself, etc. A career counsellor helps you identify these patterns and break them so that you can have a happy, healthy and productive work life.

Helps break unwanted behavior patterns

You might be one of the hundreds of thousands of students and professionals who have a hard time to break unwanted behavior patterns like procrastination, not taking care of your emotional and mental health and not being able to self-motivate yourself, etc. A career counsellor helps you identify these patterns and break them so that you can have a happy, healthy and productive work life.

Helps break unwanted behavior patterns

You might be one of the hundreds of thousands of students and professionals who have a hard time to break unwanted behavior patterns like procrastination, not taking care of your emotional and mental health and not being able to self-motivate yourself, etc. A career counsellor helps you identify these patterns and break them so that you can have a happy, healthy and productive work life.

The current buzz word heard for job seeking is video resume. In a world where attention spans are shrinking, video is the perfect way to get your message across effectively to the recruiter who is filtering paper resumes all day.

The target audience of video resume

Just as in a print resume a video resume can be made

  • either general or specific, targeting a particular company or specific position in a company
  • to a college for higher education
  • for an internship in an MNC
  • scholarship for education or project etc.

Details of video resume

  • 1-2 mins video
  • Script to be written first visualize a video and write about this actor’s career aspirations

Content

  • Name and Education should come first and closing need to be neat
  • Clarity of thought needs to come out
  • The Objective of the video resume needs to be clear
  • Skills/Specialization
    • You wish to offer to the company or position
    • Your differentiation from others: Depth of knowledge in specific subjects or tools and its application, marketing skills, etc.
  • Highlight strengths
    • If you have developed some products or projects, mention them
    • If you are good at marketing or sales, talk about achieved targets
    • If you know some software tools, mention them
    • If you were very good academically, list your high scores
    • If you have worked with great people, refer them
    • If you are risk taker, show how
    • If you are fast learner, prove it
  • Reference: Somebody can talk about you like your HOD or a professor or project guide(10-20sec)
  • Volunteering experience
  • Creativity: The type of video you create, your hobbies (not more than 10-20ecs), creativity is unlimited feel free to try your style. If you are targeting a creative industry then, creativity becomes the main subject and covers most parts of your video.
  • Should show positive and high energy in you
DONT’S The mistakes to be avoided in a video CV
  • Basics: background noise or distracting movement or objects in the background, no smile, casual or funky dress code, reading out a paper resume, no confidence
  • Avoid personal details: keep it short and bring it out at the end
  • Factual inaccuracies: Never lie. If you know Java, mention it. If you don’t know python don’t mention it.
  • Don’t copy your career aspiration, goals, or catchy words from others.
  • Poor quality video

A video resume can be created by a professional for you, or you can create your own. Some job search and networking sites provide a means for users to incorporate video resumes into their profiles.

Few examples of video CVs

Watch the following video for a better understanding before creating a video

Conclusion

Some people are not camera-friendly and that’s absolutely okay. Many great achievers in the world are very humble people and do not showcase themselves much.

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