10 dos and don’ts of a video resume

posted on July 18, 2021

By Murali Murthy, Canadian Immigrant | July 16, 2021

Any job that’s advertised today easily attracts 250 resumes or more. In such a competitive environment, how do you stand out from the rest, attract attention and make your mark?

One of the ways to achieve this is by creating a video resume. Yes, you can complement your traditional paper resume with a video resume as they are now widely accepted by  organizations around the world.

A video resume offers many advantages over a paper resume – you can express your enthusiasm, your personality and showcase your communication skills easily. Remember, a video resume should not be submitted in place of a traditional resume but as a compliment or if the employer specifies so. It’s not difficult to record a video resume. All you have to do is get a digital camera or any common smart phone can do the trick.

Here are the top 10 dos and don’ts of creating and editing a winning video resume.