1. Be Professional
Professionalism, as in all aspects of your job search, is key when it comes to creating a great video resume. Dress appropriately, as if you were going to an in-person interview, look directly into the camera, and speak clearly and at a measured pace. Make sure your background isn’t too busy, and that there isn’t an excess of distracting noise.
It’s also a good idea to think about who you’ll be showing this to. Sending a video resume can be great for multimedia companies, marketing firms, etc. but some businesses might not “get it”.
Saji Nair uses a simple straight forward format and public speaking skills to present herself to prospective employers
2. Make Yourself An Asset
Remember, the whole point of a resume, video or otherwise, is to convince a company to hire you. Speak to your strengths and tell your prospective employer what you would bring to the table if hired.
Jim Gibson provides a great example of a brief, professional, and primarily asset driven video resume.
3. Be Creative
This is a chance for you to show off your personality and creative abilities. Engage in some fancy editing, or artistic camera angles tailored to your industry. While professionalism, as always, is key, it does not have to be mutually exclusive with individuality.
By including multiple wardrobe changes and creative angles, Devina Deascal allows her video resume to also act as a video portfolio.