Nowadays, it is more and more difficult to stand out from the competition. This is because all resumes look the same - even if their content is interesting, it is not enough to impress. The solution to increasing the chances of getting an interview is to stand out! Today we suggest making a great video resume or video CV that will open more opportunities and increase the visibility of any application!
Step 1: The content
The first step is to get all the ideas down on paper. Write down all personal information, degrees, professions, and life experiences. The most important thing is to put yourself forward - talk about your passions, what makes you tick or if you have any current projects or a clear idea of what you want.
Step 2: Visuals
Once all the ideas are gathered, they need visuals. To build out the video, start by reviewing personal video clips that have already been shot. For example, the video can start with a selfie introduction and then include videos for each idea in the resume. Here are some ideas:
Insert photos of earned university degrees or school logos (for current students) over the video to make it more dynamic
It’s best to use videos that illustrate the passion in question; for example, if your passion is dancing show videos where you dance if it is basketball: show videos of past games
To illustrate your experiences if pictures are not available, focus on the skills acquired during them (e.g: organization, autonomy, software, patience, etc...)
It’s also possible to make small scenes to enhance the video and add a touch of humor.
For the company to be interested, describe your personality and what you like to do. For example, if you like to travel, insert videos of your travels and any other information you would like to share to showcase and describe yourself.
Step 3: Script
When the videos and ideas are ready, the next step is to do the script. Write it down starting with an introduction and then add the other information. Make sure to keep it coherent, and take the viewer on a journey.
Step 4: Background Music
Once the video is ready and the script is written, go to Studio to add background music.
Start by importing the video, and then select a pre-editing song from the recommended tracks. Studio offers the most suitable music for the content, but for those with particular tastes, it is possible to use the filters to change the music results to match.
Step 5: Add Voiceover with Studio
Once the background music has been added, it will be time to add your voiceover track.
To do this, please use the following procedure:
Open the Media Panel to upload your voiceover track.
Click on Mix to mix the voiceover and the soundtrack for a professional finish.
For content creation tips, find out how to combat "the goldfish problem" in our blog how to keep your content short and sweet.