One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.Arthur Ashe
Over the past year, our lives have changed in countless ways, and that includes how we show up for interviews! Like many of our social interactions, the in-office interviews of the “good old days” have been swapped for a more digital affair.
From online applications to online interviews, employers are looking for ways to get to know their prospective hires without ever getting to sit with them in person. That creates a challenge from both sides of the desk. This creates a challenge from both sides of the desk.
One way that many employers have adapted is to ask for a recorded introduction video. In some fields, having a recorded personal video on your LinkedIn page or other job search sites is now even an expectation. These personal videos give the employer a chance to get a feel for your personality, confidence, and presence and gives you a chance to shine beyond your cover letter.
If you’re on the lookout for a new job, nailing this personal video is an essential step in creating a great first impression. And it could be your ticket to earning that next interview!
For many of us, showing up on camera is nerve-wracking. Even the thought of recording and submitting a video may feel daunting and unfamiliar to some.
Whether you’re feeling nervous about creating your personal video, or simply want to make the best personal video you can, this article is for you. We’ll review some simple ways to make your video interview seamless, eye-catching, and (most importantly) effective!
Before you even think about shooting your video, it’s important to set your purpose and get in the right mindset to be your most confident self.
Now that you are prepped, you’ll need to prepare your space. Any space can work, as long as it follows these simple rules:
Now that your mindset and recording space are on point, it’s finally time to record! Luckily, recording your video is fairly simple. All you need is a computer with a built-in webcam (or a webcam attachment) and an internet connection.
While each employer may ask for different video requirements, here are some tips to keep in mind:
Recording a personal video is quickly becoming a must-do for anyone who’s on the job-hunt or looking to up-level their LinkedIn profile.
These basics will help you create a personal video to be proud of and help you stand out as a truly memorable and high-quality candidate.
Remember, don’t stress, show your creativity, and be confident! You’re going to be great!