Do you remember the movie Legally Blonde? It’s relatively funny movie in which a pretty blonde decides to go to Harvard, even though school was never really her thing. So how do you get into one of the best colleges in the United States, when your grades are not that impressive? By being creative, of course. That’s way the main protagonist makes a video to describe her instead of a boring essay. She gets accepted, after all it is a movie.
However, a video CV is becoming a common form of application for a job. And even if it’s not required, it can be a good way to stand out and make sure your CV doesn’t get tossed aside with other written applications. Video form can be extremely helpful when you’re applying for any kind of job where communication is important. That way, you can show your presentation skills and talent right away.
Your video CV shouldn’t be too long, one to three minutes is ideal. Also, you should try to be as much relaxed on camera as possible. Although your video CV can be more creative than your regular resume, you’re still applying for an official position and need to present yourself accordingly. Wear clothes you would choose for a job interview and don’t read from a paper.
Except presenting content producing skills, you can show your video editing knowledge. Again, this is extremely useful when applying for a job in communication area. Just remember that in most cases less is more, but you can tailor this to your potential employers needs.