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Brighton School of Business and Management

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My name is Richard Madison and I am the Marketing Executive for the Brighton School of Business & Management. We offer a wide range of courses, from leadership and management, to hospitality and human resources, and I often write about interesting innovations in these industries.

To mark Job Action Day, which falls on November 3rd, I created an infographic entitled Video Killed the Written CV! How to use video to nail your next job application to explore the rising trend of video CVs and interviews.

Did you know that visuals are processed 60,000 times faster than text is decoded in the brain, and it is believed that a single minute of video is worth 1.8 million words?! Video is the fastest rising trend in the world of recruitment, with applicants eschewing traditional, boring CVs for a more visual experience. Today 63% of companies often use videoconferencing for job interviews, and as technology continues to improve this trend can only rise.


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Video Killed The Written CV!

HOW TO USE VIDEO TO NAIL YOUR NEXT JOB APPLICATION.

Human beings are visual creatures, and almost 93% of all human communication is visual. When applying for a job, a written CV doesn't express your uniqueness, which is why video is fast becoming the next frontier of recruitment.

WHY VIDEO?

THE STRUCTURE OF A VIDEO CV

"Hello, my name is John and I'm your next social media marketing director. I'm driven, creative, and I will bring solutions to the challenges at your company. In my last position, I increased sales by 50% within six months. Thank you for watching my Profile video. I'm confident my skills and previous experience will help me produce even more results for your company. Contact me for more information. I look forward to hearing from you."

Introduction

Unique Selling Point

Call To Action

PRACTICAL TIPS TO HELP YOU SHINE

HOW TO PROMOTE YOUR VIDEO CV

VIDEO IS THE FUTURE OF THE INTERNET

THE VIDEO INTERVIEW

63% of companies often use videoconferencing for job interviews.

The Benefits of Video Interviews:

The Video Interview Process

The rise of Video Interviews

Video interviewing consistently shows better outcomes:

Video Interview Tips

WHAT THE EXPERTS SAY

"Purely having taken the time to prepare a video CV shows the employer you are prepared to go the extra mile to succeed.... Video CVs come in many different formats which express individuality - that is one of the best things about them.... There is no set rule for creating a video CV, whereas paper CVs tend to have a set format." - Simon Thompson, Chief Executive of VideoRecruit

"There is a lot you can say in 60 to 120 seconds. Introduce yourself clearly and tell the viewer why you're the right person for the job. Remember you only have a few seconds to engage them - then you have to keep them interested." - Elizabeth Bacchus, Career Coach and Founder of The Successful CV Company

"It used to be we could fly people in and take out time, we don't have that luxury anymore. Everyone has access to instant information, jobs are getting tweeted, and candidates are getting pinged proactively. So speed in the market really has been a driver for us. I think people appreciate the flexibility [of a video interview]. Not every candidate can hop on the plane and trudge halfway across the world and be out of pocket for three days." - Lisa Calicchio, Head of Recruiting at Convance

"The biggest mistake to avoid is having a script 'off camera' that you refer to while recording your video, it is really obvious if you look away from the camera to read notes. Don't do anything you wouldn't do in an interview." - Marc Fels, owner of Meet The Real Me

Brighton School of Business and Management
http://www.brightonsbm.com/



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