I recently did a video for my business which will be on my site in a couple of weeks. This was no small task. I had to remember to sit up straight, look at the camera, not stammer and try to figure out what I wanted to say in the shortest amount of time but still be effective.
There is no replacement for an actual written resume but this certainly would be a good edition but there are some things you should be take note of ….
1. Try to find someone who is just starting out in the video business and they will be able to edit your video for you if there are any pauses or repetitive words that you may keep saying in every sentence.
2. More important than having a fancy dress or suit is that you look neat. I would either dress business casual or one step up from that but not over the top and keep the jewelry toned down.
3. This is something I work on all the time … make sure to pronounce your words clearly and concisely.
4. Be upbeat and smile! Make sure your voice is not monotone but varies when you speak. Sometimes it is hard to do because even though it is just a camera looking into it still can be intimidating.
5. No matter how you try to get around it there are times when you will be judged according to your video rather than your qualifications. That is why photos and personal information do not belong on resumes.
So if you want to take a chance go for it but always e-mail or send a written resume and cover letter with the video.
Have a great evening! Sue