I have always thought that a video link on a cv or cover letter can be a way of getting prospective employers to notice you. And what I mean by video link? A link to a video of yourself looking as sharp as an axe where you highlight your strengths, experience and that “value” you can bring to an organisation. This serves as an addition to a cv or resume, but is by no means a substitute.
However the very thought of broadcasting ourselves seems very uncomfortable and most of us hate the sight of a video camera pointing in our face.
So how about a compromise? Would you consider recording a Podcast instead? A quick “Elevator” pitch highlighting the reasons why an employer would be lucky to have you as an employer. You could name the Podcast something creative like – “Why you should Hire Greg Fry”. Add the link to your cv/resume and even to your LinkedIn Profile.
So what do you think? Are you ready to be creative about your job search?