- Video CV
In today’s increasingly competitive and online-savvy marketplace, some global companies have adopted Video CV a part of the application process. Rather than replacing traditional paper CVs, Video CVs give job seekers opportunity to demonstrate their personality and communication skills and prove that they are in touch with the latest tech tools.
What to include
Keep your video short and brief. 30 to 45 seconds is appropriate. Get to the point quickly while keeping it engaging.
Structure the video so that it has a beginning, middle and end.
Start with your name, say where you come from and where you have studied.
Talk about your biggest achievements and skills, and provide examples. Make sure these are relevant to the position you are applying for.
At the end, thank viewers for watching the video and include your contact details. Link to online platforms that could strengthen your application, such as a website or social media account.
Once you have finished the video, you can upload it to YouTube or Vimeo and send the link to employers via email or you could host the video on your social media platforms or on your own website.
- Draft a script: A script can help you prepare better. Write down key points. Don’t use vague phrases like “good communication skills” and “good team player”. Demonstrate your skills by providing concrete examples of what you’ve done.
- Know your audience: Who’s going to see this video? What problems do they have? How can you help solve them? Show the viewer why you’re valuable and why they should have you on their team.
- Dress appropriately: It’s important to present yourself smartly on camera. Treat it as an interview and dress how you think would be appropriate, based on industry and company culture. It’s better to over-dress than to look sloppy.
- Use quality equipment: If you decide to stand in front of the camera, use a good mic and camera, light the scene properly and film somewhere quiet.
- Include relevant links: Include links to your resume, your portfolio and relevant social media channels to help the prospective employers know you more.
- Be yourself: Let your personality shine.
If you are looking for a photo or video studio, you’re in the right place. Career Studio is an integrated multimedia hub equipped with business suits that helps you to create your own CV photo and Video CV. Come and experience!
Location: WLB 301
Career Studio Open hours: **Career Studio is currently closed until further notice. **
1 x LED ring light (can adjust light color from yellow to white) with a smartphone stand
1 x Microphone
Backdrops (2m x 2m)
Background colors (white, grey and blue)
Business attires for females and males
Notes for Career Studio booking:
- Career Studio is open for reservation by HKBU students only.
- Applicants can book the studio and equipment up to 2 sessions per day. Each session lasts for 30 minutes.
- Reservations will be cancelled if the student does not show up 15 minutes after the reservation time. Repeated failure to attend the booked session without prior cancellation will result in the suspension of user privileges.
- Walk-in user may book the studio when the studio is available.
- All users must leave the studio after the booked time period.
- Please turn off the lights and any other equipment after use.
- A $300 fine may be charged for the loss or damage of each equipment in the studio.
- Complaints received about the noise and disturbance may result in immediate termination of the use of the studio.
- The Career Centre reserves the right not to approve any bookings intended for inappropriate purposes.