Well done getting this far! This is the final module in this unit. We've covered:
Working out what your skills are
Figuring out your top values
Explaining what you’re passionate about
Now we need to bring that all together to showcase your amazing potential to employers. Further My Future will create a digital profile that will be sent out to any employers we feel you are directly matched to, but it’s missing something…
We need you to challenge yourself and create a short piece of video footage that summarises you in less than 1 minute. This will form part of your Future profile that will be shown to potential employers and is a great chance for them to get a little insight into who you are.
I understand the concept of personal branding
I have become clear on my qualities, personality traits and skills
I have become clearer on how I come across to people around me
I am clear on how people form an opinion about me and how I influence this
I am clear about the strengths and areas for development relating to my personal characteristics
I am clear about the strengths and areas for development relating to my technical competency
Above is a sample video 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 that links to your personal brand
A laptop/computer/phone that records sound and video in good quality
Record your video in landscape orientation 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, not public.)
2. Creating the Content |
This video will form part of your Future profile that includes your personal statement, qualifications etc so you don’t need to include everything in this video. Keep it short and sweet. We want this 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’. Have fun with it!
Below is a rough guide to help you structure your video. These are just ideas, so you don’t need to follow it step by step. Use it as an inspiration to tell your story and then put your own spin on it.
Your Details |10 seconds - introduce yourself, your age and what industry/role you’re looking to work in.
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. That way it should only take a few takes.
Once uploaded to Youtube (make sure it's unlisted), send us the link over below so we can review and feedback.