Videos also give the unique opportunity to communicate with your target audience in a way that puts you in touch with what is truly important to them, what motivates them, and what will leave an everlasting impression.
This post will point out tips to get you started with creating a self-introduction video for your job search.
Video Quality Is Important
Get the Right Equipment
If you are going to shoot most of your footage indoors then an HD webcam that you can connect to your computer is a good choice. There are some good examples available on Amazon and other online retail websites. You should be able to find a high-quality webcam for under $100.
You must use a high-quality microphone for your videos. Your audience isnot going to be impressed if the audio quality of your videos is poor. There are plenty of good-quality microphones available for under $100.
Do you need to purchase lighting equipment for your videos? Again, this is a concern for indoor videos more than outdoor ones. It is crazy to put in a lot of planning and effort to make your videos and have them spoiled by poor lighting conditions. There are low-cost lighting solutions available.
Video Editing Software
There are premium video editing suites that have a lot of great features but you don’t need these to get started. Search for free video editing software and you will see many useful applications you can use. Make sure that you learn how to use your chosen video editing software.
Screen Capture Software
You can integrate slides that you have created in Microsoft PowerPoint or other presentation applications. Screen capture software is great for making over-the-shoulder videos where you are demonstrating something on your computer (i.e.: your portfolio, pictures of your work, etc.)
Use Audio Editing Software
About the Author
Mandy Fard is a Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW, CMRW) and Recruiter with decades of experience in assisting job seekers, working directly with employers in multiple industries, and writing proven-effective resumes.
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