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Why include a video in job applications?

For many positions, formal qualifications and previous experience are not the most important for whom to be employed. Behaviour, appearance and attitude can be decisive factors. How should you uncover this in the application pile?

Today, many applicants send video presentations of themselves along with their job applications, and increasingly modern employers request video presentations along with CVs. There are many reasons for the increased use of video.

For those applying for jobs...

it is important to present who you are in addition to what you have done in your CV. A traditional job application letter does not give a true image of why you are the right person for the job. With a video presentation, you can showcase who you are, not just how you look in a photo in your CV. You can describe your motivation to apply for the job easier and more clearly than you can in writing. If you are called for an interview, you will also know that the employer has already "met" you and knows a little bit more about who you are. 

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For those hiring new employees...

it is much time to save on building a quick impression of the person behind the CV. You may receive hundreds of applications, where many CVs seem quite similar. To avoid a "blind" evaluation, many employers look up applicants online and in social media, which often gives a private impression of the candidate. By asking the applicants to record a short video presentation together with the formal experience in the CV, you will get a better impression of how the person is, not just what they have done earlier. 

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