Video resume

Going digital

Tell me about yourself....

A very common phrase asked the beginning of a interview. Creating a video resume is like a digital handshake. We can create a digital introduction about yourself, practice for interviews and job fairs.

What is a video resume?

  • Gives employer a glimpse of who you are as a professional

  • Highlight education and experience

  • Goals

  • Brief overview of who you are

  • Career related background

  • Clear

  • Concise

  • Great practice for interviews, job fairs, elevator talk

Who is the audience?

  • Faculty?

  • Future employer?

  • Parents?

Video resume - easy as 1,2,3!

1. Who are you? / Where are you now?

Specifically, focus on college.

  • The college from which you will or have graduated from
  • Where the college is located (City, State)
  • When will you graduate?
  • What is your degree in?
  • What is your certification area?
  • What is major/minor?

2. Where have you been?

What have you done as a preservice educator?


  • Student teaching
  • Field experiences
  • Observations
  • Career - related experiences
  • Work experience available
  • Volunteer
  • Study abroad?
  • Teaching abroad?
  • Leadership roles are important as well
  • Organizations/Activities

3. Where are you going?


  • What are your goals?
  • What is the objective of your career?
  • What are your future goals?
  • Where do you see yourself in 5 years? In 10?
  • Research the school and see what their needs are - how will you help with a need?

How do I get started?

  • Write a rough draft answering these key points
  • Practice
  • Practice again
  • Sound natural
  • Prepare!


No more than 2 minutes

What tools do I use to create a video resume?

Movie Maker

iMovie

Examples

Art Teacher - Video Resume - Seeking Job Interview

Resources