Jobs N Profiles bring to you a unique, novel concept in your pursuit to find your dream job. Now when you register on Jobs N Profiles, you will have the ability to record a video resume and upload the same to the website. This ability will give you that competitive edge to visually present your profile, experience and expertise and reach out to the potential employers, companies who are seeking talented resource like YOU.
Now let us explain you how it works :
A video resume is a short video created by a candidate for employment that describes the individual's skills and qualifications and is typically used to supplement a traditional resume.
How a Video Resume Can Help?
It's important to keep in mind that a video resume isn't going to get you a job. However, if can assist you in marketing yourself to prospective employers - if it's done right. Done poorly, it can, at best, hinder your chances of getting an interview. At worst, it can knock you out of contention and embarrass you. That's what happened to one student who sent a video showing lifting weights, serving tennis balls, and ballroom dancing. It made the rounds on the Internet and didn't impress, to say the least, any prospective employers.
Before you start working on your video resume, review resume video samples. Take a look at other resume videos and learn from them, considering both what works, and what doesn't.
Tips to Help You Prepare a Professional Video Resume.
► Dress professionally in business attire, just as if you were going to an in-person interview.
► Keep your video resume short: one - three minutes.
► Look at the camera not at the desk or table below you. Don't speak too fast.
► Make sure there isn't any background noise and that the wall behind you isn't too busy.
► Practice what you're going to say ahead of time. Start by mentioning your name (first and last).
► Focus on your professional endeavors, not your personal ones.
► Discuss why you would be a good employee and what you can do for the company that hires you.
► Thank the viewer for considering you for employment.
► How a video resume can help you ? Before you start working on your video resume, review resume video samples. Take a look at other resume videos and learn from them, considering both what works, and what doesn't.
Video Resume Dont's
► Don't mix your personal life with your professional one.
► If you have information on your MySpace or Facebook page that you'd prefer employers don't see, don't link your video resume.