Land your next job with a Video Resume
In Business as in Life, You Don't Get What You Deserve, You Get What You Negotiate.
Karrass, Chester L.
The Importance of a Powerful Resume
Whether you are actively job seeking or just trying to amplify your personal brand, using video will benefit your career.
Job applicants know that the first step to getting hired is crafting the best resume. Most people submit hard copies of their resumes. Brief, concise, and clean documents of one to three pages, sometimes in PDF format, sometimes in Word or PowerPoint usually do the job. In addition, depending on the specialty, designers might also submit examples of their work, architects of their projects, cooks of their recipes. It’s hard to fit all that information into traditional formats. But there is a new format in town and one that is taking personal branding to a new level: video resumes.
Adding video to your resume, building a digital portfolio of yourself, and your skills can attract the attention of recruiters and hiring managers. Once a recruiter sees a video in his pile of resumes, his curiosity will be picked, be sure your video gives people a better sense of who you are, what you do, and where to find you.
The objective of a video resume
Video resumes are not only about putting a face and voice to your name but most importantly, establishing trust. This is accomplished by showing your most breakthrough creative projects if you are applying to a creative position, or your designs if you are an architect; or your finest recipes if you are a cook. The recruiter will immediately appreciate what you can offer to the company.
You must provide all the information you would on a printed resume, the difference is that in your video resume you control the pace of the “interview”. You must still try to answer all their typical questions that arise in any interview, but since you control the environment, you can appear relaxed and confident and convey the notion that you are highly competent for the job.
Be aware that If you do not have the proper video equipment, the computer power, or the suitable background, or if you are not skilled in video filming or editing, your video resume might yield a negative outcome. If you use the wrong colors and the image is blurry or if you can’t shoot yourself in a well-lit area, or if the sound isn’t that great, in those instances it’s better to forego the idea of submitting a video resume. It will only make you look incompetent and highly unprofessional. Also, video might be hard to endorse certain trades such as medicine or law. If it isn’t meant for it, better not to force it just for the sake of innovation.
But the truth is Video is becoming the cornerstone of marketing in today’s digital world. And your job search is all about marketing. So tap into the low cost and fairly simple technologies readily available today, that allows almost anyone to make videos, in order to utilize this format to develop some new marketing skills.
Are you ready to use video for personal branding?
Now that you have your video resume, it’s time to market that video and use it to create your personal brand. You need not only a good video, but a distribution channel to reach as many recruiters or managers and show them yourself, your work and your talent. Pairing your video resume with a powerful distribution will make you look professional and unique.
.TUBE Is here to help. By using a .TUBE domain name to distribute your video content you will tell the world you are all about innovation. If for instance Travis Johnson creates a video resume and uses the domain name ChefTravis.Tube to distribute it, he will convey a message of professionalism that will increase his possibilities exponentially.
.TUBE domain names have a short URL tool located in https://links.tube that is great for building portfolios of videos. Say Travis Johnson is a cook, he can show his main resume in ChefTravis.Tube, and then he can create ChefTravis.Tube/meatballs to show his meatball recipe or ChefTravis.tube/chowder for his soups. Using a .TUBE domain to distribute your resume will highlight your industry knowledge or subject matter expertise.
However, do not be surprised if you do not land the job or a follow-up interview. Many companies still favor the traditional way of hiring employees and a video resume will be perceived as unconventional. So perhaps it’s a good idea to submit also a paper resume, -which will serve as the script of your video anyway-, just in case the recruiter wants to clarify a certain item on your credentials. By doing this, he can just easily glance at a piece of paper without loading your entire video and going through the whole thing again.
How to use video to develop your personal brand
Brand yourself as video as easy as 1,2,3
- Register a .TUBE domain name and tell the world you mean video
- Redirect your . Tube domain to your Youtube channel and make it easy to access from anywhere
- Use the links.tube tool to create smart short links to each of your videos