de Silvia Mingarelli
The competitive nature of the labor market requires a creative and unique CV to attract the attention of potential future potential employer. Creating a Video CV to accompany your traditional CV would be a great way to stand out from the crowd. The Video CV can provide to potential employers a better vision of what a person has to offer to them.
Why a Video CV?
Today, a Video CV is an essential tool when looking for a job. Here we have compiled some examples of video job application that stand out for their creativity and funny way to apply for a job. If you’re wondering how much humor, wit and creativity to include in your Videos CVs, read these examples we suggest.
There are self-promotional videos with just an intro that links to other videos featured in this series, for example: about you, skills, education, timeline and contact.
There are also creative Video CVs which come with eye-catching animation and light background music. They showcase the job seeker’s creative skills, personalities and experiences.
You can also employ digital drawing in your Video CV to tell your story. This is an effective way to show off your skills and education at the same time.
You can write on a chalkboard your story on video. A great background music also lends a hand in the video.
There are animated made with AfterEffect and Adobe Illustrator. They can depict in a very funny way your education, work experiences and hobbies.
You can make a Video CV in the form of a job interview: the concept behind the video is that it emulates what it would actually be like for you in an interview and you she would answer questions.
Another way to stand out is to put a bold title to your Video CV such as, Pleasehireme.
You can create a Video CV using a crumpled piece of paper and a pair of hands to describe yourself. What’s even better is that this presentation can be made with After Effects and Photoshop.
If you’re someone who prefers a more simple route, how about something with typograghy and icons.
If you’re a social media expert you can use a digital graphic resume. It can be done in a very informative and engaging manner with some nice music too.
The evaluation will be based on the following criteria:
The video CV should have a maximum duration of 3 minutes and must be made according to standard video file formats; if the video doesn’t display properly or lasts more than three minutes, it will be considered invaluable;
The Evaluation Group uses the following indicators to qualify the video CV:
Display capability: from 1 to 5 points
Clarity: from 1 to 5 points
Relevance and completeness of the contents: from 1 to 5 points
Originality: from 1 to 5 points
Adequacy of language: from 1 to 5 points (more points for using a foreign language)
Technical quality of the video (audio, graphics, address, etc.): from 1 to 5 points
Communication skills: 3 points
In order to participate in the contest, they will be considered valid only those Video CVs that will score at least 16 out of 33. Only the 8 top Video Cvs will be admitted to win the price.
The 8 best Video CVs will get the opportunity to do a six months internship in an European company. Each winner that will complete the probationary period of the internship will receive an amount of 200 euros.