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Creating a video CV

Tips on how to create a video CV that sells your skills and experience.

You may want to further develop your professional online profile by creating a video CV that sells your skills and experience to recruiters.

If you do choose to create one, make sure you prepare beforehand so that you present yourself professionally.

What do you need to include in your presentation?

  • Are you creating and submitting a video CV along with a written CV?
  • Are you only creating and submitting a video CV?

Write a script to cover your key points and make it interesting.

Where do you plan to post your video CV?

  • If you are sending your video CV to an organisation, check that they welcome this form of application before you send it, they may not.

  • If you plan to upload your CV online to a jobs board, check that it is reputable and one where you have to create an account. Keep personal information to a minimum, such as name, email and phone number.

  • If you have a LinkedIn™ or other social media profile, you can also post your video CV there.

Video CVs can be a great way to sell yourself, but only have a go if you have the confidence and are comfortable with the technology. If in doubt, stick to a traditional CV.

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