Create a Video Resume Resumes are used to inform potential employers about your experience, education, qualifications, and other important information.When using job search services on the web, such as Monster, CareerBuilder, and Dice, you often will submit your resume electronically. A video resume contains a video of you speaking to your potential employer, explaining your interest in the job and why you think you are the best qualified candidate. The following steps guide you through the process of creating a video resume. Record the Video When you record the video resume, you must be aware of several important elements: a. Make sure you have access to a computer with a webcam. Alternatively, you can record the video with a more sophisticated camera
b. Prepare your script. Before you start recording, write and memorize the words you will say in the video. The video should be no longer than one minute, so write your script accordingly. Remember — you are trying to impress your potential employer
c. Set the stage. The lighting and image in the video are critical to making a professional-appearing video. You should use adequate light so that the video is clear. Generally, you should arrange the camera for a head-and-shoulders shot
d. Practice. You must practice your presentation in front of the camera. You can record and play back your practice recordings until you feel confident about your presentation
1. What type of information would you include in your video resume?
2. Compare and contrast three programs or apps that can edit a video. Which one do you like the most? Why? Which one do you like the least? Why?