Top tips for creating your own video CV

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Put down your laptop and pick up a camera to create a video CV that will get you noticed.

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Job hunters are turning to MeVies and video CVs in order to get noticed by prospective employers, but would you risk giving it a try?

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83% of companies (including giants like Marks & Spencer) have admitted that paper CVs fail to show "important qualities such as personality and confidence", according to a poll by recruitment specialist Hello My Name Is.

If you're not sure where to start there are already services in the UK that will help you make the perfect video CV, like this Yorkshire-based bunch on Twitter.

Advice for making your own video CV


1. First decide if it suits your industry: PR, marketing, TV production, broadcasting - all of these will suit a video CV. If you're applying to be an accountant, probably best to stick to a quality paper CV.

2. Consider the downsides: Just because you've spent hours making a brilliant video doesn't mean an employer will watch it. Be short, concise and don't risk your sparkling personality coming across as arrogant.

3. Watch the clock: Stick to the two to three minute rule and you'll be laughing.

4. Treat it like a movie set: Write a script with a beginning, middle and end, but try not to read from a piece of paper like a robot.

5. Get feedback before you send it off: If your mates hate it, an employer will probably hate it too.

6. Make sure it looks professional: Camera phones are out, video editing software should be in. Make sure your MeVie is well lit and good quality.

Check out some brilliant examples of video CVs that are already live on YouTube...





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