Want to land your dream job, yet your resume is consistently failing to get you interviews? We understand. That’s because we’ve personally been there.
Landing your dream job in today’s competitive market can turn out to be pretty daunting. You’ll literally find hundreds, if not thousands, of candidates applying for the same job as you. That’s insane. Whether you’re a fresher or an industry expert with decades of experience, having a well-updated and visually appealing CV is the bare minimum. With online design tools like Canva, CVMaker, and many more offering dozens of templates, literally, anyone can design a stunning and eye-catching CV in no time. This means – if you want to get noticed in today’s crowded and competitive job market, rolling out a visually-appealing CV won’t make the cut. That’s exactly where video resumes come in.
Did you know that over 89% of employers surveyed reported that they’d love nothing more than to watch a video resume if it were submitted to them? While rolling out video CVs has not been regarded as an evaluative tool by hiring managers or companies, that’s an insanely big number.As stated by them, “The primary reason why we value video resumes is that they allow us to assess a candidate’s professional presentation as well as demeanor.” Apart from this, some other benefits of rolling out video CV include:
While the benefits of sending a video resume are endless, a few reasons why they aren’t as popular as traditional resumes include:
And while writing a video script, recording a video, and editing it can turn out to be quite a tedious and tiring process, BigVU allows job seekers to get professional video resumes up and ready to be viewed in no time, all thanks to the teleprompter, BIGVU Video Pages and several other exciting features. It’s an all-in-one platform that you can use to write scripts, record videos, and present them in such a manner that it helps you catch the attention of hiring managers.
To help you better understand how to build a stunning Video CV capable of helping you land your dream job, we’ve put together the six steps that you need to follow Without further ado, let’s dive straight into it.
While you may choose to produce dedicated personalized Video CVs for different employers – depending on their job requirements, you don’t necessarily need to do that – as you can use your video resume to talk about yourself, your skills, and accomplishments. You don’t really need to produce different video CVs for every single employer. Otherwise, you may end up doing it all day. So, the very first step to building a stunning video resume is to write a script. Most people hit the record button and go on for 10-20 seconds, only to later forget what they were actually talking about. It’s normal. If you want to build an attention-catching video CV, we’d advise you to write a script prior to hitting the record button.
Now, this brings us to the BIG problem. Since you’ll be recording the video via your phone, you can’t type your script down using your phone’s notepad feature. You’ll most probably have to memorize it or write it down on paper and put it behind your phone.
With BIGVU, you don’t really need to go through that hassle, as all you need to do is write your script within BIGVU itself and hit the “Record Video” button. While your video is being recorded, you’ll see your script in front of your screen to help you build the right flow.
Now, since you’ll be rolling out your video resume to hiring managers, it’s important to make sure that you’re putting your best foot forward. Randomly recording your video without thinking twice about the background or lightning will just make things worse.
Such videos seem unprofessional. Hence, it’s important to make sure that you are focusing on the lightning. Before hitting the record button, we’d advise you to set up a space with attractive lighting and neutral background.
You can use BIGVU’s “Replace Green Screen” feature to easily replace your green screen background with just about any image or background. And if you don’t already have a green screen or are willing to invest in one, then a good option would be to just find a space with a neutral background and stick to natural lighting from the front.
Shaky Video CVs look unprofessional. Hence, if you are planning to roll out video CVs on a regular basis, then we’d advise you to invest in a tripod – as you can use it to record videos that are stable.
Depending on your choice or preference, you may either choose to record your Video resume horizontally or vertically. What’s important is to make sure that you are positioning yourself properly. Either you should position yourself at your screen’s center or slightly off-center – which will help you bring the professional look and feel.
Another exciting BIGVU feature is that you can easily drag your finger to perfectly re-frame your video once you’ve recorded it.
Again – your video resume needs to be highly professional. Not only do you need to focus on the quality of the video, but it’s equally important to focus on the audio part.
If you don’t own a microphone, we’d advise you to find a space with little ambient noise. And while the quality of the audio may also depend on your smartphone, it’s important to make sure that your speech is clear and background noise isn’t tampering with the overall audio.
Without BIGVU, you would have to invest in a separate audio editing software. But with BIGVU, you can maximize your sound quality, boost your audio levels, reduce background noise and even add music from within the application. Sounds amazing, doesn’t it?
Now, a good practice is to add subtitles to your video resume. Adding closed captions will help recruiters catch and understand every word that you are saying. If you choose to do it manually, you’d have to spend too much time and effort. Also, let’s not forget that it may turn out to be expensive if you choose to get help from transcribers or use captioning software.
With BIGVU’s Auto-Captions feature, you can not only add close captions to your videos but also translate them to various languages – in case you’re applying in international companies. BIGVU will automatically transcribe your narrations into texts. After recording your video, you’re just one click away from adding subtitles to your video.
Trust me; there’s no better way to put your Video resume in front of hiring managers than by hosting it on a custom BIGVU Video page with a custom CTA like “Schedule a call” or something else. When you’re done with the recording and editing part, you can host your video on a web page – with your video being at the center. Along with the video, you can add a personalized headline, contact details, custom CTA.
Alongside this, you can easily share your BIGVU Video CV hosted on the video page in an appealing manner via email or message.
People love videos. And so do recruiters. But the problem with Video resumes is that candidates are really afraid of putting in too much time and effort. Without an all-in-one video application like BIGVU, writing a script, recording a video, and editing it may end up taking hours. Not only is it time-consuming, but you may have to end up investing your top dollars – which doesn’t make sense. With BIGVU, all you’ll ever need to build a high-grade Video resume from the ground up is a smartphone and BIGVU application installed on it. That’s all – and you’re done.
So, what are you waiting for? Use BIGVU to supercharge your career.