Recording a Video CV is simialar to an “Elevator Pitch” situation. You must imagine it is so. Imagine you have got the chance to present yourself during one or one and a half minutes in a video which will be seen by your desired employees. What should you do?

VIDEO CV: everything is about you

  • Set the focus completely on yourself and decide what message you want to convey
  • Be convincing in your posture, voice, message and presentation– this is also good practice for an in-person interview
  • Benefits: A video CV makes you appear confident and professional
  • You can upload a single video, and, with the help of a friend, create a quality recording and place it on our platform

An elevator pitch is a short, informative and concise overview of an idea for a service or a product, and can be understood as an elevator presentation“. In the past young career-minded salespeople used the duration of an elevator ride, to convince their superiors of their projects. The superiors can then evaluate the quality of an idea and the founding team member often based on the quality of the elevator pitches so as to weed out poor ideas quickly. We believe this formula is very appropriate for the online labour market; because there are so many candidates, anything that quickens the pace and makes the job easier for employers is a plus!

For the success of an elevator pitch it is essential to not rely only on facts and figures: The decisive factor is the emotional appeal. A good feeling or “vibe” is achieved by the remote party through pictorial language, body language and a voice that evokes positive associations. Jochen Mai shows you in German what to watch out for recording a VIDEO CV: