Using a video CV to land your next interview!
Oprettet den: Thursday, 11. May 2017 - 9:49 / caf
Recruitment will take on new shapes and forms in the years to come.
That is a fact, if you ask Christina Just, the CEO of Capax – Denmark’s leading consulting and recruitment firm inside engineering and IT specialists.
The more traditional approach, where companies post job openings and receive x amount of applications to read through and from there make a selection based on interviews will be supplemented by new methods as well.
As an example, she is confident that in a few years, it will be more common for big companies to use digital solutions, where candidates are selected based on selected criteria. The move towards these digital solutions also means that the initial questions, candidates might have for a specific company, will be answered by a computer.
She adds: “Most candidates have the same questions.”
Video is becoming more popular
Also, companies working in a globalized labour market will more and more use screening methods such as video presentations, she predicts.
Candidates will find that they will be sent a link to an online digital recorder, and there they will be asked some questions. The purpose is, among other things, to screen candidates’ linguistic skills and selected professional qualifications before moving on to the more time-demanding next step, which would typically be a Skype-meeting. Doing a video screening gives a more broad impression of a candidate and saves a lot of time and resources, she says.
The good thing about using online links is that the candidate can chose to answer the questions when she or he has the time and energy for it. The disadvantage is that the video screen tends to emphasise the impression that the candidate gives, so you need to be very careful about which impression you leave.
The good examples
You can find tips and advice online telling you what to do – and what not to do – when you do video CVs. Most common mistakes include not looking into the camera or recording in front of a messy or moving background.
Also, for a best-in-class example you should look at Mark Leruste.
And finally, what NOT to do as presented by video coach Tom Bruno.