Outstanding Video Resume To Get You Hired

by gradmalaysia

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A Visume is a way of turning your details into a short video, but why do we need a Visume? Visumes can help enhance the details you described on your resume, show your presentation skills, present your confidence, and could make you stand out of the competitive job application field.

Mr. Alfred started by introducing the steps to create a good Visume. He suggested that we could browse samples of Visumes online such as on Youtube or Google by observing and adapting to our presentation method. The next thing is to make sure everything shown is professional and appropriate. For this, you could always start off with your attire, wear something you would wear for an actual interview. Choose a clear and solid background with good lighting. Choose a quiet environment to film as the background noise could be a disruption to the recruiters who are watching the video. Lastly, name your video file professionally, the title needs to include your name along with the phrase ‘Video Resume’.

Third, be natural while filming, try not to read out your resume. The purpose of Visumes are to show the employer who you are. Be confident and spontaneous, show the authentic version of you! Next, keep the Visume short and simple. Mr. Alfred advised that the Visume should not be longer than 2 minutes. Organize your speech and try to be consistent while filming. This is to ensure that your Visume can constantly grab the attention of the recruiters.

Lastly, just be yourself! Show everything you would like the recruiters to know about you. Be natural and make the Visume look as creative as possible, making it look interesting to the recruiters. Mr. Alfred also shared some technical advice on filming the Visumes, such as using proper filming tools, for example, a tripod. The screen should capture your minimal headroom, and a clip-on microphone is advisable as it makes the audio clear. Make sure the script for your resume is short but concise, focus on the most important features you’d like to highlight. 

You may vote for your choice of top graduate employers for gradmalaysia through this linkFor more information or any questions about Visumes, feel free to connect with Mr Alfred Leo via his LinkedIn, and don’t forget to follow gradmalaysia on Facebook.

 

 

Location

Career Development Office
Center For Student Development 

Lower Ground Pocket D

Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS 

32610 Seri Iskandar 

Perak Darul Ridzuan

Contact

UTP Career Development Office
05 – 368 8387/8434/8439

Email

careerdevelopment@utp.edu.my

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Location

Career Development Office
Center For Student Development 

Lower Ground Pocket D

Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS 

32610 Seri Iskandar 

Perak Darul Ridzuan

Contact

UTP Career Development Office
05 – 368 8387/8434/8439

Email

careerdevelopment@utp.edu.my