When you develop your video resume, consider this: employers/hiring managers will spend an average of just 1-3 minutes watching their top candidates on-screen. If you don’t get to the point within the first ten seconds, they won’t bother to finish viewing your film.
They will form their first impression of you from your video. Any sloppiness in production may be associated with you, and being seen as sloppy isn’t likely to lead to success!
Here are some format limitations to keep your video resume attractive to viewers:
• Your video résumé should run between three and five minutes. Generally speaking, the shorter the better.
• The first ten seconds are very important. Hook them at hello!
• Your video will be watched online, where the screen isn’t very big. Small visual details may be difficult to discern.
• The quality of the video reflects the quality of the candidate. Don’t make your video available unless you’re confident it’s a great reflection of you.
Dedicating time to write a strong script and set up is critical. Your video must answer these three questions in both its form and its content:
• Who are you? What makes you different?
• What motivates you? What wakes you up in the morning?
• Can you do the job? Do you have the skills to do what the hiring