HOW TO RECORD THE SELF-INTRODUCTION VIDEO FOR YOUR VIDEO RESUME
Before recording your introduction, you should find a quiet space that is free of noise and orderly. The background can be neutral or, if possible, has a teaching theme (a blackboard, an empty classroom). Your cellphone or computer camera will be sufficient.
Good lighting, whether natural or artificial, is essential. If the lighting is not sufficient, the image quality will be poor. Ensure that your light source comes from the front, never from behind. If the strongest light is behind you, your face will be backlit and dark.
The camera (your cellphone or computer camera) should be at eye level, as if you were talking to a person.
Smile, look directly into the camera and dress appropriately for your potential employer. Communicate your message with confidence: avoid playing with sticky notes or sheets of paper, as you may become distracted and lose eye contact with the camera.
After the first recording, watch the video. Even when your verbal language is fine, your body language may not be conveying the best message. Make sure that you aren’t losing eye contact with the camera or moving your arms a lot.
Ideally, you should introduce yourself and talk about yourself, your main achievements and your abilities. Remember that you’re not dumping the content of your resume or listing your training and experiences. You will provide all this information later, in the video that CVExpress will create for you.
The main goal is to introduce yourself, explain who you are, what you do, your methodology, and what you want. Show the recruitment manager that you feel a great vocation for teaching. It is essential that you prepare a script before starting the recording.
At the end, don’t forget to say goodbye and inform them that next they will be able to see all the details of your resume. (This will be included in the video CV that we will prepare).
The length of your introduction video should be between 30 and 45 seconds. The video that we will record will last approximately 1.5 minutes. The final video CV, when we combine your introduction and our compiled CV, will last approximately 2 minutes.