See Dayna’s sample video above to give you an idea of what we are looking for.
To create an amazing video follow these steps.
1. Practical stuff
Start by making sure that you have the following things in place to make a great recording. You should have:
A quiet space to record your video without interruption of background noise
A plain/smart background
A laptop/computer/phone that records great quality sound and video
Record your video landscape and ideally get someone else to record you or use a stand so you're not holding the device.
Know how to save and upload your creation to youtube (unlisted).
2. Creating the content
We want this video to be a chance for the employers to get to know you - it should be conversational and showcase your personality and your story opposed to a formal ‘this is me and these are all my skills’.
Below is a guide to help you structure your video. These are some ideas, you don’t need to follow it step by step, use it as inspiration to tell your story and make it your own.
Your details | 10 seconds
Introduce yourself, your age and what career you’re seeking. Make sure you keep it broad; e.g. If you want to be an accountant, talk about being interested in finance. This will keep your options open.
Your why | 15-20 seconds
Talk about your ambitions, passions and what has inspired you to pursue this career path.
Summarise | 5-10 seconds
Make sure you end your recording concisely and summarise the key points
Don't worry about getting it right the first time. It will take a few goes. Practice what you want to say out loud first, so you get comfortable saying it before you turn the camera on.
3. Reading from a script
Writing a script is a great place to start from as it will allow you to make note of the key points you want to make. After you have had a few practice goes and you feel ready to record, if you still are not confident enough to record without your script in front of you, just remember to make eye contact with the camera. If you don’t look at the camera it’s hard for the person watching to engage with you.
So be confident, make eye contact and give them a real sense of who you are and what makes you tick.
Once you’re ready, remember to upload this to Youtube (make sure it's unlisted) and then share the link below.