You’re now ready to move onto making your very own Profile Video. There are many different ways to approach it and you do want be as creative as possible to stand out. But if you want to make the most of your 60 seconds and need some help to get started, below is a template for an effective video resume.
Your first few seconds of screen time is where the employer will make their first impression of you. Before taking in what you say, an employer will notice your tone, body-language, and attire -- all of which should convey confidence, liveliness, and professionalism. This is also the time in your script where you introduce yourself and explicitly state your intentions.
Example: “Hello, my name is ____ and I’m your next social media marketing director.”
This is where you hook employers in with what’s unique about you. What have you accomplished that makes you qualified for the position? Incorporate keywords from the job description so you’re tailoring your experience to what they are seeking. Remember not to recite your resume, just expand upon it in further detail.
Example: “I’ve produced campaigns that created awareness for XYZ company by promoting multimedia content across networks and viral contests -- all have which increased unique visitors to the company website by 30 percent after the launch. I’m driven, creative, and I will bring solutions to the challenges at your company.”
At this point in the video resume, you’ll want to have a strong closing. Briefly recap what qualifies you as a valuable addition and then hook the employer with your call to action. Doing this prompts the employer to act if they are interested in what they see in you. Be sure to also thank the employer for their time.
Example: “Thank you for watching my Profile Video. I’m confident my skills and previous experience will help me produce even more results for your company. If you’re interested or have any questions, feel free to connect with me or even invite me to a video interview. I look forward to hearing from you.”
With access to all these resources, it’s never been easier to create your very own Profile Video on Spark Hire. Remember that you don’t have to use all of your 60 seconds of recording time -- you just use as much as you want to make the most engaging video resume for you. With Spark Hire, you’ll have the tools to become more than just a resume.