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Digital Resumes

MyOnlineCareerCoach can help you put your resume into a digital form, like a Microsoft Word document.

Digital Resumes and Video Resumes have become synonymous over the past years as digital connectivity in the job world has grown.  If you have been viewing more video resumes recently, then you are aware of a growing trend that is replacing the standard 8 1/2-by-11-inch paper resume. And, with the speed of technology in our future, you are sure to see more.
As much as having a well crafted Microsoft Word Document, a Word document or other resume templates is, a video resume also has standards to pay attention to. Here is our advice on the 10 things that make a good video resume.

   1.  Video Quality. Just like a paper resume, presentation and quality are important, so attention to detail means a lot. A good-quality video resume can range from something that someone shot at home on an old camcorder to a professionally-shot video that could have been paid for, not unlike a resume writing service. These productions are much better and come with clear pictures, excellent sound quality, and an overall professional look.

   2. Appearance. Did the person invest time and effort in making his or her vesume instead of shooting the entire video in one sitting and at one location?

   3. Language and Business Acumen. Does the person on the video speak clearly and with the knowledge and business acumen that grabs your attention?

   4. Substance. With most good vesumes, you will have the following: an introduction, objectives, history, knowledge or special skills, education, and a summary. It won’t always come out exactly in this order, or you may be missing some of it.

   5. Creativity. Perhaps the best thing about a vesume is the creativity that you see with what may otherwise be a standard candidate on paper. I like to see creativity because, generally speaking, if it gets your attention, it will get the client’s or hiring manager’s attention as well.

  6. Background. You will notice a lot about the quality of the video and often something about the person just based on the background or location.

   7. Character. My favorite part of viewing these videos is that it shows the person’s character and that may play a significant role in a good fit. It is a great way for candidates to show their stuff and be creative in the process.

  8. Editing. Review it for mistakes, errors, accuracy, and content. If you are new to reviewing vesumes, you can miss critical errors like something in the background or something that was said or was not said. So, if you are new to watching video resumes, watch them a couple of times. It will be clear after watching it more than once whether the candidate edited the video for content and clarity.

  9. References. One of the best video resumes we have reviewed actually had three very credible and desirable references at the end of it. It went a long way toward presenting a high-quality candidate.

10. Length. The best video resumes are not epics. Three to five minutes in length is best.

 
 

Success Stories

"I wanted to let you know that I was successful in finding a new position to which I transitioned on December 1. I am convinced that the improvements you made to my resume were instrumental in helping me communicate a true value proposition to prospective employers. I feel very fortunate, and I really appreciate your efforts.”
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Tips and Techniques

 1. Be Specific. Have Focus in your job/career search.

2. Beef up your email signature.

3. Authenticity Matters

4. Cross-promote.

5. Become visible in the industry.