How to make a great impression and land your dream role. Tips for creating your video intro.
Creating the perfect cover video
On average, recruiters spend 6 – 8 seconds looking at your CV. Creating a cover video is a great chance for you to introduce yourself, make a good first impression and ensure employers want to move forward on your application and meet you.
We’ve put together these simple tips to help you make a great cover video:
Make sure that you plan what you are going to say, and think about how you’re going to say it. Ensure you are in a well-lit space, that is quiet, to not disturb you as you film. We recommend filming your video in the landscape due to its compatibility with our website and that you have a rough copy of what you want to say prepared.
What to say
Keep your video to about 30 seconds, we find that short and concise videos work best to keep Employer’s attention. Make sure to:
• Introduce yourself (first names only)
• Highlight what types of opportunities you’re now looking for and why
• Note any relevant skills and interests you may have that are relevant to what you’re looking for
Make sure to be relaxed while you’re filming. This is your chance to showcase yourself to future employees, so make sure you’re speaking at an easy to understand tempo as well. You want to come across naturally, so try not to read off a script word for word. And remember, make sure to smile!
If you have any questions or want some more guidance on how to complete your profile, reach out to our Communities Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org