Adding a video profile
What’s in a video profile
A video profile needs to be:
Brief (around 60 secs) but effective.
- Job you're seeking.
- Excellence in current job.
- Unique points (USP).
- Close strongly.
What do I need to make a video profile?
A video camera or a phone with a video camera
Editing software (e.g. iMovie for Mac or MovieMaker for Windows)
Somewhere to upload it to e.g. YouTube, Stepstone, LinkedIn
Top 10 Mistakes to avoid
- Entrances and exits.
- Wrong camera angle.
- Distracting background.
- Not making eye contact.
- Reading from a script.
- Not interacting (Smile!).
- Poor lighting.
- Poor sound.
- Getting your appearance wrong.
- Not sticking to what makes you special.
Some things to definitely include!
Posture, body language, enthusiasm, energy, motivation, attitude, confident, strong opening.
Examples of when you did a really good job and how. What is unique about you. Skills you have.
There are lots of additional resources on the web to help you with creating a video profile, such as the ones below:
This guide will take you through the key components you need to consider when making a video CV.
This guide takes you through some of the things to things to avoid that you might not have thought about!
This guide balances things up a little more by also considering some of the things you might want to include.
Here are two examples of video profiles:
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