Monday, May 17, 2010


Nowadays people tend to send video cv's when they are looking for a job. Have a look at this:

Video CVs/Résumés are the new thing!
If you want to make your job application memorable send a video file about you along with your CV on paper.
A video CV/Résumé is not meant to be a substitute for the traditional résumé but an addition that will undoubtedly make you stand out and greatly increase your chances of being remembered by any potential employer.
Video files can be easily accessed through a PC or a DVD player connected to a TV set. Most schools have one or both of these facilities so you will not inconvenience them.
One of the great unknowns for any employer looking to hiring staff from abroad is the personal aspects of a candidate which are missing from your paper CV.
A thoughtfully prepared video CV can convey instantly a lot of information about yourself, your personality, your demeanour, and so on, which usually do not come across in a paper CV.
On video they will be able to see what you look like and sound like and generally get a pretty good idea of the kind of person you are: shy, loud, gentle, outgoing, sincere, excited, confident, etc.
Of course, they’ll know you have tried to portrait yourself at your best but just being able to see you in person will be a great added bonus and probably one of the key factors in their final decision.

You can find many different video cv's depending on what kind of job people are searching, on what they want to highlight, on their personality...These examples are quite different --and with different accents for you to practice.

Would you try and record one?
Have you heard of this kind of CV?

1 comment:

  1. The traditional Word CV still has its place at the moment but I can see its slowly being replaced by other mediums. Video is one but not everyone is comfortable in putting themselves on camera and there are issues with recruiters filtering out candidates based on their looks.

    A Flash CV or even a website / blog detailing all of a persons achievements is a very effective way of standing out from the crowd and can supplement a traditional Word CV. Some jobs are more appropriate for each of the mediums - it would be pretty pointless creating a Flash CV for a bricklayer position. As always it's not one size fits all but rather choose the best form for your field.