Technology has changed our lives for better or for worse. However, when it comes to making introduction videos to get a job, we are 100% sure it has evolved for good. Years ago, companies had to rely only on a resume and maybe a cover letter to schedule an interview with a candidate. Nevertheless, documents occasionally can be unreliable.
Meanwhile, introduction videos give recruiters a chance to see you as a living person and as a result, they get to know you a little better. Even if someone else writes the script for your production, directs, and edits it, you are the one who is going to appear in it. With that in mind, we share with you these 4 tips to deliver a great introduction video.
1) Make it memorable
Just like with written documents, remember that recruiters get hundreds of videos. In light of this fact, ask yourself: What makes my video stand out? Make sure to showcase your best qualities, smile, and show professionalism. It is a great idea to write a script where you describe what you want to say or do, but remember to read it ahead of time and say it naturally while recording. Your video should be 90-seconds. (1 minute and 30 seconds.)
2) Good quality
Audio and video quality are essential since these determine whether your production is attractive or not. Consider aspects such as the background, light, and the kind of shot you want when recording. For the sound, you can either record both video and audio with the same device or separately. This last option makes it possible to compose a full shot without sacrificing your audio or screaming in noisy environments.
Make your video powerful and easy to watch by playing with your shots, adding images or stickers, and text to highlight important messages. It is easier than it sounds. You don’t need special software to add all of these elements if you have Powerpoint since you can add animations and export the whole presentation as a video. Record something that you would enjoy watching because if you like it, recruiters might fancy it too!
4) Give enough information
Try not to take a deep breath and to talk about ALL your education and professional experience. Remember that your recruiters already have your resume and cover letter. Instead, make your video complement these documents. You already wrote what you do; now, take the video as an opportunity to show who you are. In other words, deliver the “right” information, for example, the qualities you want recruiters to see. Keep in mind that you are a lot more than just your professional career. Show a part of your soul by simply being the way you are: INCREDIBLE.
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