Class 11 Assignment Part Two: Select a Time Slot and Write a Resume Script
DueNov 3 by
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Homework Part Two- 1 point
Next week you will record a "resume video" that will be part of your electronic portfolio. While the face-to-face sections of this class will record this video on campus, online students can create videos on their own as long as your completed videos demonstrate the skill sets required in the assignment specifications.
Rationale for creating a video resume.
According to sparkhire.com, video resumes are an enhancement to the traditional resume. A 60-second video resume can give you a better chance to get noticed by employers, as paper resumes are only looked by recruiters for up to six seconds before a decision is made.
What do employers get from it?
Aside from finding out what skills and work you’ve accomplished, video resumes also reveal facets of your personality a paper resume simply can’t communicate.
Video Resume Tips
Don’t Recite Your Resume
Use your video to show and tell employers what they can’t discover from a paper resume alone. Be honest and engaging.
Have A Script
It is important to organize your thoughts, especially before speaking in front of a camera. The script can either be written out or an outline of the main points.
Practice Makes Perfect
Now that you have your script, practice it until you’re comfortable with a delivery that appears natural and smooth.
First impressions are important. Be aware of your attire, body language, and facial expressions. A smile goes a long way.
Opening line Example: “Hello, my name is ____ and I’m your next digital media specialist.”
Your Selling Points
Focus on two distinct areas; your technical skills and accomplishments and your personal characteristics that make you stand out. With technical skills, show examples of your work. With personal characteristics, focus on work ethic, collaborative skills, and your unique strengths.
Example: “I’ve used Photoshop and Illustrator to create websites for client X,Y,Z. I've created marketing videos using name your software. I show up early, stay late, have creative ideas, work well with others and I will bring solutions to the challenges at your company.”
Provide a re-cap of your main selling points. Make sure to repeat your name and thank the prospective employer for their time.
Example: “Thank you for watching my Profile Video. I’m confident my skills and previous experience will help me produce even more results for your company. If you’re interested or have any questions, feel free to connect with me or even invite me to a video interview. I look forward to hearing from you.”
Watch Example Video Resumes
Write a video resume script
Write a 60-second script based on the ideas you have seen in the suggestions and video above, and your own sense of what you would like to share with prospective employers.
Click the Submit Button at the top of this page, copy your script and place it in the text field at the bottom of this page.
Click the Submit Button.
Sign up for a time slot to record your video resume.
Note: Recording on campus is optional for online students. Online students who choose to create recordings on their own are required to make sure their videos meet all the assignment requirements listed in assignments twelve and thirteen.