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Job Searching with Social Media For Dummies, 2nd Edition by Joshua Waldman

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Chapter 10

Producing a Compelling Video Résumé

In This Chapter

arrow Looking at the basics your video résumé should cover

arrow Keeping your video résumé interesting enough to capture attention

arrow Editing and producing your video résumé

arrow Putting your video out there for the right folks to see

Paper résumés, job applications, and even LinkedIn profiles do a great job of answering a recruiter’s foremost question: “Can you do the job?” However, hiring managers may not be so sure about your presentation skills, leadership presence, or creative abilities. A video résumé allows you to showcase these attributes and can quickly launch you far ahead of any other candidates.

Video résumés augment your job application by letting you use visual, musical, and narrative elements to help you tell your story. They’re ideal for demonstrating your professional presence, presentation skills, or creativity. A concise and memorable video can complement your application powerfully, and it may even be the determining factor in whether you get a callback for an interview.

In this chapter, I help you demonstrate to your ...

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