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The Ultimate Guide to Video CVs

THE VIDEO CV demystified Using a video CV to improve your chances of application success The online world is embracing the power of video and so should your job-hunt. If done well, a video CV will give you the opportunity to showcase your personality beyond the confines of a traditional CV and help you avoid becoming one of a hundred abandoned CVs on an employer's desk. This guide should help you nail your video CV! WHY BOTHER WITH A VIDEO CV? 958,000 people aged 16-24 are unemployed in the UK and an estimated 300,000 students graduated in July 2013. You need to stand out from the crowd. Videos keep people on a website for over 302 seconds longer versus a website without video content. Why shouldn't this be your job application? Use your personality to impress and capture an employer's attention with a video CV! 362secs The first CV was created by Leonardo da Vinci in 1482. Things have come a long way; embrace new technology! A video CV can help you differentiate your application - a recent survey by Inspiring Interns found that 94% of our clients wanted to see video CVs as part of the recruitment process. 94% 16,000,000 The number of hits you'll receive if you Google 'video CV tips'. You'll only need one video CV guide. That's right, this one! 6 STEPS TO AN AWESOME VIDEO CV Dig out your webcam, smart phone or any device with a camera on it. Don't own any? Ask a friend! Decide where you are going to record - it must well-lit and uncluttered. 3 Dress for the job you want, not the job you have. 30-90 seconds is an optimal time for a video CV. Excite your potential employers, don't bore them! Relax, remember to smile and maintain eye contact with the camera - body language says a lot about you. Content: Focus on your achievements and academic qualifications. Try not to regurgitate your whole CV, you're not a robot! HOW DO I GET MY VIDEO CV IN FRONT OF AN EMPLOYER? Seed your video CV across the internet and approach employers with links. You Tube in Did you know you can make your video CV private on YouTube so only people with the link can watch it? Or go public and build up the views! If you're using Linkedln to approach employers add your video CV to your profile and point this out to hiring managers. 6 second video CVs. Google Dawn Siff Using all of the above, take your video to see the first Vine video CV! CV onto Twitter and reach out to new companies! inspiring intè Brought to you by: SOURCES: BBC, ECONSULTANCY, UK YOUTH, CONTENTLY, NATIONAL CAREERS SERVICE

The Ultimate Guide to Video CVs

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Video CVs are the growing phenomenon in the recruitment industry – they help hiring managers to save time and allow candidates to expand on their written applications. Although video CVs are easy to...


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