Video Resumes: Why and How

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The Rise of Video Resumes

Video resumes are a modern way for job seekers to present themselves to potential employers. Not only can a person take time to relay their qualifications, but they also showcase their personality, communication skills, and creativity. The video resume is not entirely new, but a spike in innovative resumes was seen during the COVID era. In 2021, a LinkedIn survey showed that 76% of employers said that a video of a candidate would be helpful.

Benefits of Video Resumes

  1. Show off your personality.
  2. Stand out in a competitive job market.
  3. Articulate your ideas clearly, displaying your communication skills.
  4. Showcase your creativity.

Tips for Creating an Effective Video Resume

  1. Keep your video between 1 and 3 minutes long. You want your future employer to get the picture quickly.
  2. Maintain professionalism, both in look and speech.
  3. Write a script and practice before you get in front of a camera.
  4. Make sure that you have good-quality equipment and are free from background noise.
  5. Use basic editing tools. Do not overdo effects.


Add a video to your LinkedIn profile or upload to YouTube or Vimeo and share the link with potential employers. You may also consider including closed captions. Video resumes can be a powerful tool when used effectively. They offer a unique way to connect with potential employers and leave a lasting impression.

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AJ Jewell

Amber "AJ" Jewell started at in 2016 as a part-time admin assistant, quickly moving to be the 'Duchess of Flow" - making sure that the office is flowing smoothing. AJ is also an award-nominated author, homeschooling parent of three, an avid reader, and a college student.
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