In this ever competitive freelancing market, the freelancers have to take the onus to make CVs that are crisp, creative and professional. Let’s face it, when you expect to unlock the best gigs from the West, you have to put your best foot forward. Obuhi allows you to make video CVs as a part of your profile.
Here’s how you can make it perfect-
1. Practice and prepare
Video CVs is your window to unlocking the best gigs. So just like you do for your interview, prepare your material, practice it a couple of times and then record it when you are ready. And if you don’t get it right the first time, don’t get stressed. You can do it as many times as you want.
2. Brevity is the soul of wit
Keep your introduction short and precise. Introduce yourself and highlight your skillsets and best work. Practice what you have to say a couple of times and don’t be afraid to improvise.
3. Follow the three C’s. Creative, constructive and concise
Innovation and creativity are the two things that will separate you from the clutter. So think about how best you can demonstrate your abilities. If you are in tech, may be use a bot you’ve built as a narrative, if you are a content writer, may be use a plot from your favorite novel. Think out-of-the-box ideas to display your talent and personality, but keep it constructive and concise to let your skills and abilities shine.
4. Professional mode on
Remember, people make up their mind with their eyes first and ears later. So make an effort to put forward your professional best. Invest time in setting up the perfect frame, from your outfit to hair to the production value. Make sure it’s short and will ultimately benefit your application instead of detracting from it.
5. Good background to get in the foreground
Pay attention to the background of shots, make sure the lighting is good. A shadow across half of your face can be distracting. Make sure you are recording in a quiet environment so your voice is clear.
At the end of the day, your video CV is your entry into the premier league of freelancing. So take your time and do it right.
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