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Career Planning: Learn how to Make a Creative Video-CV

Filipa Canelas, Productivity Addict & Knowledge Seeker

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11 Lessons (31m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:41
    • 2. Plan your Speech

      4:53
    • 3. Craft your Speech

      1:52
    • 4. Speech Case-Study

      4:55
    • 5. Filming the Video-CV

      2:50
    • 6. Add the Extra ;)

      3:41
    • 7. Editing the Video-CV

      6:21
    • 8. Video Cv Example

      1:29
    • 9. Publishing the Video-CV

      1:52
    • 10. Facebook Group

      0:13
    • 11. Conclusion

      1:01

About This Class

The market is becoming very competitive as more people improve their skills in order to get better jobs. Did you know the average recruiter spends 6 seconds reading a resume?

How can you differentiate yourself from dozens of other candidates? How can you develop your career?

In this class, you're going to learn how to Create a Video-CV to standout in the recruitment process! 

I’ll show you the whole process to get the result you desire, as you'll see how I create a video-cv, from beginning to end. 

Starting from the planning phase, where you’ll learn which things are relevant to cover in your video, to the filming and editing process.

I will give you a lot of tips, the do’s and the don’ts, as well as a few tricks to improve the quality of your video and make it look more professional.

And you’ll have access to a free pdf that will help you along the course. Last but not least, I’ll show you where to post your video-cv.

Don't forget to download the free PDF with all the steps!  

Class Project: 

The class project of this class consists of sharing your own video-cv! I'm really excited to see you thrive in your new job! 

Transcripts

1. Introduction: the market is becoming very competitive as more people improve their skills in order to get better jobs. Did you know the average recruiter spends six seconds reading your resume? So how can you differentiate yourself from the other candidates? Creativity is an incredible tool to differentiate yourself and to call attention, which is exactly what you want when getting in your job. You want the recruiter to see you as the best candidate for the role. A video TV will give you the extra boost you need to get the job you always wanted. In my opinion, video CV can really be the world factor. In the end of this class, you'll be able to create your own videos TV from start to finish. I'll show you the whole process to get the results you really want. Starting from the plan face, where you are going to learn which things are relevant to cover in your video TV. Moving to the filming and editing face. I'll give you a lot of tips the deuce and adults as well as a few tricks to make your video look way more professional to get you the position you really want. You will also have access to a free PdF with all the steps covered on this class to help you alone. The process. Last but not least, I'll show you exactly where you should post your video. See, as for the final project, I would love to see your own video TV, and I'll also be providing feedback toe all of you has Seth Godin said. If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try. So let's start crafting your videos TV together. See you inside. 2. Plan your Speech: thanks for enrolling in this class. I really hope you get a lot of value from it. First things first, let me tell you that a video TV is something that 99% of people want to do when applying for a job. If you are the 1% who goes next for a mile, I'm sure you might also be a part of the 1% of candidates who gets hired. As Crease, Grasser said. Opportunities don't happen. You create them. It takes a little bit of work, but it's totally worth it. Besides, even if you don't get the job, you can use this video CV to other purposes, such as other jobs in other companies. Other rules, other projects. It's your video. It's a creative way of showing your expertise, your experience and also your communication abilities. But perhaps an even most importantly, it's your chance of making a connection with recruited, and you don't want to be wasting your opportunity to create the first to give impression. Either way, don't get scared by this possibility. It is just a video. Now, before sitting down and hitting the record button, you have to know exactly which things you're going to refer during the video. Spontaneity is a great threat, but you want to make this venue shorts and polished. I would recommend two minutes Mex rambling about all the great things you did in the past is not the best idea. Besides, you still should send a written CV in the normal format that people use. So the record you can have the easier way to compare two candidates. Use the video to highlight exactly the most important aspect of your career and life. It's an important opportunity to show your passion. Enjoy for certain activities in certain projects that you were a part off. Another recommendation used to adapt your speech to the position you are applying. Teoh. If you're applying for a marketing position in a company full of young people, which Walter is innovation and creativity, perhaps you get introduced one or two jokes in your video. Basically, you can be a little bit bolder, but only if that sounds good. And if it sounds authentic to you, if we're not entirely sure how they might react to a certain thing, perhaps it's better to not include it. It's really important to adapt your style of communicating to the company into the rule itself so you can fit better into the job but still being an authentic person that you are . Now, let's proceed to the speech itself. I highly recommend you to grab a journal or a piece of paper and start answering some of the questions I'll be providing you. You can also get these questions in the PdF available on the course. The first question is, Which things do you like to do? Which skills do you have? What do you do in your free time? Have you ever volunteered doing what? Which projects were you a part off? And finally, what is your work experience? These questions are not specifically related with the job itself. There are questions about yourself that will help you to seem more broadly about your skills in the areas you've been previously working on. This is because you can use your video TV to show a more personal side of you that recruiters won't get when just reading your CV. But I do think it is important to make a connection between the things you did in the past and also the job itself. What I mean is don't just say you love dogs, and you also love to watch movies. Connector experience volunteering in a dog's organization with your inability to create an impact even when the resources are not optimal. Or connect your passion to watching movies with your ability to create stories, which will help you to create better campaigns as you marketeer off the company you're applying for. After writing the answers to all of these questions, you will have a lot of material to work with. Re read your answers in highlights the most important things that you want to cover in your video resume. By the way, it sounds like a great idea to name all the skills you have. But if you don't have a way to show, you actually have those skills and comedies don't really know if you do have them or not. This is why it is so important to emerge yourself in creative projects and to create a portfolio to show your skills. This is really easy to do if you're a graphic designer, for example. But if you do have other types of jobs, I'm pretty sure you can come up with a creative idea you to to share your expertise and skills 3. Craft your Speech: now the next step is to craft this speech. I think the video should be as any other piece of content you decide to create. Start with a short introduction about yourself, then moved to the body of the speech and end up with a small pitch to the company. I'll be giving you a few problems that you can use in your own video TV that will help you to craft each part of your seen. As for the introduction, you can refer your name in the city where you currently live thing education, formal or informal as well as your previous job and also any achievement, any great achievement you might have to share with the company. The attunement that you refer should be something a little bit crazy that immediately calls the attention. If you're applying to be a magazine editor and you actually published a book a few years ago, make sure reference that after covering the basics, you should move on to the body of the speech. This might include your hobbies, some projects that you've been a part off as well as involuntary experience, and you can also include 30 formacion, some more personal information about yourself that might be relevant for the job. The end of the video should be your pitch to the company, where you add value or promise to add value. If you get the position, make sure you read really well the job description so you can adapt your conclusion of the video to the job itself. And this is basically hung him. Structure your own speech. I'll be providing all of this information in the free pdf you can. In the next video, I'll show you a speech. I just made up to show you a really good example of how you can create your goal. 4. Speech Case-Study: I made up a short example that could illustrate the speech of someone who doesn't have much experience. If you do have more experience, you always have more material to work with. But still, having no experience is not an excuse. We will work with the speech for the rest of the course, so pay attention to it. Hi, my name is Mary and I'm a software engineer. I previously worked for the company X Doing. Why? Using the software? See, right now I'm looking for something more challenging where I can also use my designing and illustration skills to complement the word I do. You can check my previous work in doling here. After graduating from college, I took a gap here where I visited some countries in Europe while working as a freelance. This experience gave me the necessary skills to face a wide range of situations. While I'm traveling, I tried to speak with people in their native language, and I've been documenting the whole process in my block. This taught me how to better understand people and to learn faster. I volunteered for an animal's rescue organization when I was saying I had to acquire copy writing skills because I was responsible for convincing people to donate money for the organization. This kill helped the company with who I worked previously to increase their sales. As for this role, I'm willing to come up with new solutions to the clients you serve, using both my coding skills and also my design skills. I'm really excited to be a part of this culture that you and your team have been developing for the past decade. You can re watch the speech and seen any photos, a structure. It starts with her name, her previous job and her formal education. Then she says she's looking for something more challenging. Where she can use both are illustration and design skills to complement the work she does. These only makes sense. If Mary is applying for a job that requires both programming and design skills, then she proves she has those skills by providing a link where people can find her portfolio and this makes the introduction. He doesn't be really loan. It just has to cover the most important aspect of the job. After the introduction, we moved to the body of the speech. Mary refers the gap here which is already a great achievement by itself. But she managed to pay your expenses as a freelancer, which shows entrepreneurship, initiative and adaptability. If you think of yourself as a very adaptable person, which is a skill that most companies look for, you don't need to say that you are a very adaptable person. Instead, you should reference a past experience that makes it clear that you are very adaptable person. In Mary's case, she took a gap here to travel around the world while working. This is a really good sign that Mary is adaptable, and she didn't even mention the word. Then she proceeds to talk about her love for learning new languages, and she mentions the project she started. This project has nothing to do with the position she's applying for, but it shows her willingness to perceive the things she loves. She did connects this experience of learning new languages with inter and intra personal skills. This is visible when she refers that this experience of learning new languages helped her to better understand people and to learn faster. Last but not least, her volunteer in the experience shows her dedication to causes that she loves and feels deeply in her heart. The conclusion off the speech should be based on the reasons why the company should hire you in what you are going to provide them. Don't be into presumption. Be confident that you have what they are looking for. I hope I may thinks clear, and I highly recommend you to take a few minutes to think of all the incredible things you can refer on your video. Post your ideas for your pitch in the discussion or in the class project so we can give feedback to each other. In the next video. I'll be talking about the production off the video. I made it really simple. So anyone, even without any experience in video production or video editing, can create their own video. See, But if you do have more experience or knowledge, you should surprise your video CV a little bit. To make it even more professional. Sees these opportunity to learn a new skill in Show It in your video TV 5. Filming the Video-CV: Here comes perhaps the most challenging part, but still the funniest, keeping mind that you don't need to be a professional filmmaker to create your own video CD . There's no need to stress about this process first. Think of all the resource is you have to fill. Do you have a DSLR camera digital camera? Or do you have a phone with a good quality nowadays, pretty much every smartphone as an incredible quality camera, so you can always use yours. I just don't recommend you to use your webcam, mainly because he doesn't have much quality. The next step is to decide where you are going to film the video. The location of the video should be cohesive with the role you are applying to you for applying for a position in a bank. It's not a great idea to film yourself near the pool with a shaking real beside you. Usually indoors is a great option. Just make sure to tell everyone in your home to keep quiet for a few minutes, skin your house for places that seem like a good option. You only need a little bit of space in an entire room. A white wall or in front of the bookshelf are always great ideas. Just make sure there's enough light Indo spaces. Finally, you just have to set your phone or a camera in a flat surface or in a tripod. The tripod is optional. As long as you can keep your phone or a camera in a flat surface. Where won't fall, you can put your phone against on object, and it will do the trick. Don't film yourself a ziff. You were taking a selfie because I do believe it looks a little bit unprofessional. It really shouldn't be complicated. First, the side with which camera you're going to film, then Jews location and finally hit record and film yourself. You can either say the entire speech in one go or you can make small pauses that you can come later in the editing process. As you can see, if I choose my room to film, which has a bookshelf besides me, I can either set my tripod with my camera or I can place my phone in my window seal and film with it. The natural light coming out of the window is also great, or I can also choose a white wall or other type of location that looks get. I would always go with the best equipment I have at the time to film the video. See if I have a good DSLR camera. I'll use it. But like I said, you should use. The resource is you have. And if you haven't flown with really good quality, then you should use it in the next video. I'll show you when next for step. That will make your video CV look much more professional and will help you to impress your recruiter a little bit. 6. Add the Extra ;): you might have your video recorded right now, but there's still something missing. How can you wake the video more interesting and engaging to watch, in my opinion, that can be achieved by including videos or photos that represent exactly what you are saying in the video. Mary, our case Study Girl said she took a gap year after graduating from college. I took a gap here where I visited some countries in Europe. What? Well, when she says she visited some countries in Europe. It's really relevant to include some videos or photos of those countries. If you're a designer and you're saying you were involved in a lot of projects, make sure you include a few photos of those projects or the things you have created. If you want to be a chef in a restaurant, include some photos of dishes you created or even film herself cooking for a little bit. If you're saying you love to read psychology books, make sure you actually film yourself reading those books. You can be very creative here. What matters is giving your video and next to edge. I'm now going to show you videos, TV. I created a few months ago, and you will see the way I included some photos and videos to complement what I was saying . The video was recorded in Portuguese, which is my native language, so I'll be pretty much translating the video here. I'm referring my passion for traveling, and so I'm showing some photos of me in different countries. Then I was basically talking about a few projects that I wasn't part off, and I added a few videos that represented those projects. Or when I was talking about being an avid reader, I showed some of the books I read. But again, don't forget to make a connection with your hobbies and things you're passionate about with the job you're applying for another way to get some other videos or photos to include in your video without having to feel more. Take photos yourself is surfing the Web for free stock videos or images? If you make some free stock footage with footage that you filmed yourself, your videos will look incredible. You can use pixels, which is a free website where you can find a lot of free fridge that you can use in your video without having to worry about copyright. So if you're a coder and you want to include some fridge of coding, you can search for that in pixels, and you will find one or two videos that will fit your needs. There are some paid websites that offer a wider variety of shots actually have a subscription in one of them. But if you're only doing this video CV, you probably don't need to bake anything. Marry our video study Case said that she volunteered in an animal's organization rescue, so it would be great to have some videos of animals while she's saying that So I would go to pencils or video blocks, which is the paid website that I have a subscription on in all search for animals or dogs or turtles or anything. And then I'll download a few of those videos that I can use later toe edit the whole fridge . The key used to think which videos could complement what you are saying and then add them on top of you talking. So take a few minutes to think of all the fridge you want to include in your video insurance in the class project. The next step will be about editing everything to make it look polished and professional 7. Editing the Video-CV: editing the footage is the next step you have to take to land your dream job. And as you want. No, you need a software to do it. You can either add it on your phone or your computer. I do prefer to use my computer because I have more control over the editing process. If you're editing within your phone, you can use I movie or video pad, which will help into additive Ilyas in your phone. But make sure you check the free pdf to see all the resource is uncovering. I used Adobe Premiere Pro on my computer to edit my videos. You can download the software and use it for free for a period of 15 or 30 days anyway. You can also use I movie or final cut pro if you have a neck. Or you can use Sunny Vegas or Windows Movie maker if you have a Windows computer or you can use any other program you find on the Internet because the things you're going to do are not really complicated in. Most video editors can do them, which is to cut videos toe perhaps at some text in any footage on top of each other anyway . If you're really not into editing, you can always use a platform such as fibre to hire someone to do the job for you. Now I will go through the process of editing Mary's video TV. As for the video project, I've already have this one called Video CB, and I'm using Premiere Pro like I said before. So the first thing is to import. The footage will be uploading these two folders. This one has all the extra clips that I'll be using to complement the video, and this one has the main video and the audio, and this is basically the material that we're going toe work with. The first thing I do usually in this is me. Starting the video is to import. Look, this is how I start every single that you. The first thing I do is Teoh import the video and the audio. I have another file with the audio because I record the Rto with an external device, and what I'll do is I'll synchronize the audio, but this is totally optional. This this will only happen if you're recording the audio with a different device. I basically took this sound off, but here is where the video starts now the only thing I'm going to do is make a few cuts to have the video totally edited. What I mean by this is, as you can see, there are a lot of space is over here where I didn't say anything. This is because I was looking to the to the script I wrote, so I'll basically make a few cuts you for using Premiere. You can press command K to make cut or control. OK, but this totally depends on the software using. So I highly recommend you to search on the Internet. The O video is basically all edited. What I mean is, I made the necessary cuts, and I removed all the mistakes that I I did make in the video. So the next step is to add the extra clips to the video that will make it more enjoyable and interestings over here. Mary's talking about the Gap year, so it's interesting to introduce some videos from Europe. European countries. I'll be using some the perrys clip from periods. We'll be using this 12 and perhaps this one from Venice. This is just to give a little texture to the video. So let's say so. Let's let's see. Oh, it is. So let's just put this Move this over here with these three clips over here, she says. I took a gap year, so I thought of including some map. So let me find the cool shots. 8. Video Cv Example: Hi. My name is Mary and I'm a software engineer. I previously worked for the company X Doing. Why? Using the software to see Right now, I'm looking for something more challenging where I can also use my designing and illustration skills to complement the word I do. You can check my previous work in doling here. After graduating from college, I took a gap here where I visited some countries in Europe while working as a freelance. This experience gave me the necessary skills to face a wide range of situations. While I'm traveling, I tried to speak with people in their native language and I've been documenting the whole process in my block. This taught me how to better understand people and to learn faster. I volunteered for an animal rescue organisation when I was saying I had to acquire copy writing skills because I was responsible for convincing people to donate money for the organization. This skill help the company when who I worked previously to increase their sales. As for his role, I'm willing to come up with new solutions to the clients you serve using both my coding skills and also my design skills. I'm really excited to be a part of this culture that you and your team have been developing for the past decade. 9. Publishing the Video-CV: the process of creating a video TV can be done in one single morning. From the planning to the editing face. It might take you a bit more if you're really not into editing or if you really want to include a lot of shots that represent the things you are saying. Like I said in previous videos, you don't need to be a professional filmmaker to make your videos look incredible. Video TV is a great opportunity to show yourself your skills in your excitement to get the position. It is an incredible way of differentiating yourself from other candidates, so use this opportunity wisely and shot. Now that your video is edited, you have to send it to the recruiter. You have two options. If you've created your video CV specifically for one company in when role, you should directly email the video to the person responsible for the hiring process. You can perhaps publish your video TV on YouTube or vimeo and then send the link to that person. But if you created a video TV that is a little bit brother, that it's not specifically related to just one job or position, you can again publish your video on YouTube or video and copy the link and paste it in your LinkedIn description or email signature. Also on lengthen, you can create a post where you share your own videos. TV. All of these are great ways to promote yourself because every time someone checks relinking profile, they will see the link to your video TV. Or every time you send an email, the link to your video CV will be on the signature, and so people will check it, and you might get a really great opportunity from there. 10. Facebook Group: Hi. Just a quick video to tell that I recently created a Facebook group that you can now join to be part of a community of people who are interested in personal development in constant growth. See you there. 11. Conclusion: thank you very much for watching this class. I hope we're excited to put what you just learned into practice. I'm really confident that submitting your video TV will increase the chances of you being hired. Landing a dream job is much easier when you have something more to show besides and normalcy. As for the class project, I encourage you to share your own videos TV. It's all be providing feedback. It will be very inspiring to see all of your video TV's and so we can get inspiration from . Let me know if you have any questions. And please don't forget to leave a review because it really helps me. Teoh. If you have a friend who would benefit a lot from this class, make sure you send him or hurt the like. This class is a great help for anyone who wants to get a better job or just a promotion. Don't forget to check my other classes as I really want to see you there. Thank you very much.