Throughout your professional career, you may be called upon to submit a video resume for a new job. For this assignment, you are required to produce a video resume to persuade a potential employer that you are the best candidate for the position. This assignment is good preparation for answering the common interview question, “Tell Me about Yourself”. It is important to establish your viewpoint and purpose for the video and rationalize why you are the best candidate throughout the video.
You will create and submit 1) a 2-to-4-minute video (MP4) resume which highlights your professional skills and experience and 2) a word-for-word transcript of the video resume (both are required for grading). The video needs to be done in professional attire with a professional background (no background noise/interference, a stable/steady recording, effective lighting) and strong communication skills (language, appearance, eye contact, body language, posture). This assignment requires one continuous video submission (not be multiple video clips submitted, or a video that starts/stops) and you need to be on camera when presenting (avatars, still images, cartoons, voice-overs, and filters are not accepted).
Think about who you are as a professional, and answer all questions below in your video and transcript submissions. Utilize the various tips for effective video resumes found in the unit readings as you create the video. The questions should not be read aloud during the video resume, and the information shared should flow from start to finish. Remember that the audience is a potential employer, and it is important to direct the content to the right audience
Recording your video:
Your video resume must be submitted to the assignment Dropbox as an MP4 file.
Requirements for the video:
Requirements for the transcript:
A large part of communicating professionalism includes the image presented. It is important to dress in professional attire, use proper non-verbal communication and verbal communication, have a simple background that is not distracting, and avoid background interference