Video Audition allows for candidates to go beyond traditional methods of applying and appeal to employers using their communication skills, creativity and charisma. Submit your video and start receiving scout emails from employers interested in connecting with you!
Aside from your resume, employers have the chance to know more about you with the video. So when a company sends you a scout email, you’ll know they’ve seen both and interested in moving onto the next step. It’s like you are starting with the second round interview.
Not all companies registered on CFN participate in the Career Forums. By submitting your video, you increase the chance of connecting with companies that you could not meet at the events and companies/jobs that you had not considered before.
Videos are an enhancement to the traditional resume. They can expand and show the skills you have to offer, so use your video to “show and tell” what employers can’t discover from your resume alone.
Outline what you want to communicate to employers, your strengths, weaknesses, about an accomplishment, etc. When you’re ready to film, use a smartphone, digital camera or any device that can record a video. Remember, practice makes perfect.
Go to “Manage Videos” to upload your video. Make sure to add a creative and catchy title to your video.
Once you have uploaded your video, click “Yes” under “Submit Video Audition” so employers can view your video. Now wait for scout emails from employers!
If filming alone, we recommend using a tripod or selfie stick so that the video will be steady.
If you’re used to editing your own videos, feel free to edit your video. There are plenty of free video editing programs and apps to try. Try adding captions, photos to add some originality to your video. You don't have to be a professional editor to make small changes that go a long way. Keep in mind employers aren't looking for the best well-written introduction or the highest production quality in your videos.