You may have noticed that some of the job postings on Snagajob will require you to submit a video answering a short question before you can submit the application. You also have the option to record a video to keep on your Snagajob profile, telling employers why you stand out from other candidates.
Employers have told us that they want to get to know you a little better than from simply just submitting an application. Video apply makes job searching more personal by putting your face directly in front of the employer.
This is important. Think about it. First impressions can make all the difference when searching for a job. This is your opportunity to showcase your personality and professionalism to the employer. So, you'll want to do everything you can to stand out for the right reasons.
Here are a few tips to get you started:
DO – Record your video in a clean, organized area.
DON’T – Have distractions going on in the back ground.
DO – Record in a well-lit room.
DON’T – Be in a back-lit room or completely dark cave.
DO – Make sure there's no background noise.
DON’T – Record with people in the background.
DO – Dress professionally.
DON’T – Be in your PJs eating breakfast.
DO – Look directly into the camera.
DON'T – Look everywhere but the camera.
DO – Speak loud and clear.
DON’T - Have a weird mumble-whisper.
DO – Review your video before you send it in…each time.
DON’T - Send your first attempt without checking it out.
Use these tips to make sure you stand out on your video application for all the right reasons. This is your chance to shine and this advice will help show employers that you are the best person for the job.
Good luck and let us know below if you have any questions!