Tips & Faqs
TIPS FOR MAKING A DENTAL JOB VIDEO RESUME
Finding a job can be a tough process. Oftentimes, there is a lot of competition for a single job opening. Utilizing a video resume can help you to stand apart from other candidates. Here are some tips for creating the best video resume for you to post on Dental Job Video.
1. Don’t just read off of your paper resume. All of your personal information regarding education and work history will be available for potential employers to see via the app. So there is no need to dictate this information on your video. If you would like to highlight a specific aspect of your educational or work history, that is okay to do. This is your chance to show off your personality, confidence and communication skills.
2. Prepare an outline or bullet points before you speak. Think about the order in which you would like to present these points.
3. Practice what you would like to say, but do not make it sound too rehearsed! Be sure to allow your true personality to shine through, employers want to see what you are truly like as a person. Choose an environment that will provide a quiet, professional-looking, clean background. Be mindful of the lighting and sound quality as well. The advantage of a video resume is that you have the chance to perfect it before posting. Take your time to get it right!
FAQ’S – FOR DENTAL JOB SEEKERS
A video resume is a short video created by a Dental job seeker, which can be included when applying for a job. The video often includes a brief job history overview, a description of a Dental job seeker’s professional strengths, and the current objective of the Dental job seeker.
IF I ALREADY INCLUDE ALL OF MY RELEVANT DENTAL JOB SEEKER INFORMATION IN MY PAPER RESUME, THEN WHY SHOULD I CREATE A VIDEO RESUME?
Video resumes are the resumes of the future. In the digital age, employers will be looking for Dental job seekers who embrace this new technology as a way to make a first impression prior to scheduling a face-to-face or phone interview. In addition, there is an opportunity that comes with creating a video resume. You can display your communication skills and confidence, as well as your personality. These soft skills simply cannot be shown with a paper resume.
DO EMPLOYERS REALLY WANT TO RECEIVE VIDEO RESUMES?
Absolutely! This is a chance for you to make a first impression, showing off those soft skills mentioned above, to potential employers. Hard skills can often be taught through on the job training, but soft skills cannot be taught. Let your natural abilities shine in a video resume!
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO CREATE A VIDEO RESUME?
Dental Job Video (DJV) video app is free to download and allows Dental job seekers to create video resumes for free, for the basic features. Employers do pay a fee to post resumes. All information is listed on the app and website, dentaljobvideo.com
WHERE SHOULD I CREATE MY VIDEO RESUME?
Location can make a difference in the look and feel of your video resume. An unprofessional or distracting background can take away from the polished look you would like to project. Choose a clean, quiet, professional-looking environment. Keep in mind the effect that the lighting and sound quality will have on the finished product of your video resume.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR WHEN I MAKE MY VIDEO RESUME?
It is typically recommended that you wear the type of clothes you would wear to an interview. This is your chance to make an immediate first impression. If you are applying for a front desk, marketing, or collections position, professional attire would be best. If you are applying for a dental assistant, hygienist, treatment planner or any position in the back office, it would be acceptable to wear clean, presentable scrubs for your video resume.
ARE VIDEO RESUMES ONLY FOR ATTRACTIVE PEOPLE?
This is just nonsense. Assuming that you get called in for an interview, employers are going to find out what you look like eventually. So by not creating video curriculum vitae, you are not getting around the issue of employers seeing you. Making a video resume (assuming that it is a good quality video) can only help increase your chances of landing the position. After all, it takes confidence to create it, and confidence is a soft skill that most employers actively seek out in job candidates.
DO YOU HAVE ANY OTHER TIPS FOR ME BEFORE I CREATE A VIDEO RESUME?
The beauty of a video resume is that you can practice and create several versions before selecting the video you would like to upload. That being said, it is best to have an idea of which points you would like to emphasize before you even begin. Some Dental job seekers create a script to read from, but this can end up sounding robotic. A better idea is to create bullet points which you can follow in a casual manner. And don’t forget to smile! Employers are looking for an enthusiastic employee with a positive attitude!
SO I’VE CREATED MY VIDEO RESUME. NOW WHAT?
Once you’ve created a video resume, you can post it on (Dental Job Video) DJV. Broadcasting your video profile is the most important step in this process. After all, if nobody can view your video resume, it will not be possible to impress people with it!
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