How to Make a Video Resume
Video is by far the most popular type online content. Video is becoming so popular that it is not only being used on websites but also on social media. Many job applicants prefer to use video resumes over traditional documents. This article will show you how to create a video resume.

What is a video resume?

A video resume is a visual record of job applicants that gives potential employers a quick overview of their most important skills and experience. The purpose of a video resume is the same as that of a traditional one: to promote yourself as an ideal candidate for a job. However, the most important difference is that it presents personal and professional information in a more engaging and exciting way.

What is the point of a video resume?

A video resume is more memorable. Keep in mind that recruiters have a busy schedule and are often short on time, so you must make every second count. A video resume can help you stand out from the crowd. Apart from being unique, a resume with video allows potential employers to see and hear you in person, in your own setting. Here are five steps to help you create a video resume if you have decided that video is the best format for your resume.

1. Make a outline

A video resume is similar to telling a story. It must have a beginning and middle. Start by listing your experience and background. You should have a clear idea about the message you wish to convey. Focus on the things that will make you an ideal candidate for the job. Close your resume by thanking your viewers for their time and consideration.

2. Choose a format

Are you looking to impress them with your spoken skills or your video editing prowess? Maybe you want to show off your portfolio through a video presentation. There are many ways to deliver your message. Here are some suggestions: * Narration – For most jobs, just talking about your qualifications in front the camera is enough. * Mock interview – You can ask a friend questions or display the questions using text slides. * Video presentation – If you have a portfolio, showing them in your video can prove to be a great way to showcase your work. This is especially true if your skills are related to visual arts like sculpture, painting and drawing, architecture, graphic design, photography, or film. Although you can use multiple formats in your video, it is important not to make it haphazard or sloppy. Keep your presentation simple and keep it focused.

3. Ensure quality

If your video presentation doesn't look professional, it won't get you a call from recruiters. It is important to invest time and effort in production to ensure high-quality results. A DSLR camera is a great option for video production. You can also use a condenser microphone to record your audio. A video editing program like Adobe Premiere Pro or Sony Vegas Pro will be required. Many video producers have been able to make a living using a high-quality phone. You don't have to be a professional video maker if you are confident in the capabilities of your phone.

4. Make your video

Once you have found a great spot to record your video it is time to make it the best possible. Shoot as many takes as you need to get the shot right. You don't need to complete it all in one go. If you aren't satisfied with any of your takes, you can always sleep on them and start again the next day. You'll feel happier with the final result if you're more confident with your video takes.

5. Polish

After you have all your video materials, it is time to go through the footage and pick the best. Start editing the footage and matching it with your outline. To make your video more impressive, you can adjust the lighting and audio. There are many tutorials available online to help you improve your skills and knowledge in video editing. You might prefer to let an experienced video editor handle this task.