- Posted by Vidcruiter
- On April 17, 2012
- 1 Comments
- interview platform, live interview, video interviewing, virtual interviewing
Just like traditional text-based resumes, voice-based or video-based resumes need to be tailored well so they impress the recruiter. The following are some of the tips for a video-based resume. Keep in mind a lot of these can apply to video based questions in a video interview as well.
Avoid the first person
First person pronouns may demonstrate bragging on your part, so you should avoid this. Instead of saying “I am professional, tact and diplomatic while dealing with clients in high-pressure situations,” you may say over the webcam, “The undersigned is professional, tact and diplomatic while dealing with clients in high-pressure situations.”
Say shorter sentences
Recruiters are human, too, and they may most likely be bored if you chit chat about your past work. Recruiters will know that anyhow through reference checking. So keep your sentences short. Say your specific duty in the company without mentioning any particular event. This must come from a reference.
Use plain English
Remember that recruiters are psychology graduates and not English majors. They don’t care about your intelligence quotient; they care about how your technical skill and interpersonal relationship can work well for the betterment of the company and contribute to the improvement of their products and services.
Use numbered statements when appropriate
Translated to a video resume, you may pause after each question so the recruiter won’t have a hard time discerning your application. For a text-based resume, using bullets like this one is also advantageous on the part of the recruiter as it won’t strain his/her eyes.
Do you find the aforementioned tips useful? What areas in your application do you need help on?