Your brain processes visual information 60,000 times faster than the text you’re reading right now. That’s an amazing statistic. As an executive, if a mechanism existed to drive corporate growth, productivity, or revenue 60,000 times faster, you’d be all over it in a heartbeat. Now use that same stat and that same enthusiasm to think about how video can further cement your professional brand in the mind of hiring managers. You’re already familiar with using video, we all are after the past few years. Read this blog now and find out how to craft a persuasive video resume.
It’s been twenty years since the popular film “Legally Blonde” hit movie theaters. While no one knew it back in 2001, Reese Witherspoon’s character, Elle Woods, was way ahead of her time when it came to using video as a unique way to persuade Harvard Law School that she deserved admission.
Fast forward Elle’s VHS tape to 2021, and now executives use video to create a more engaging representation of themselves, and hiring managers are taking notice. Perhaps it’s simple science, as the human brain processes visual information 60,000 times faster than text.
Career experts have recommended the use of video resumes for many years and now is the perfect time for execs like yourself to join the party. We’ve all spent the past couple years becoming much more comfortable and confident with video through platforms like Zoom and video presents you with an impressive medium for personal branding. Personal branding is a powerful way to differentiate yourself. Your brand ultimately represents the perfect blend of your technical skills, soft skills, personality, and attitude. After all, personality and attitude represent critical factors in hiring a new employee because those are the things an employer cannot change. In fact, many HR leaders and C-level executives agree that they hire for attitude because everything else can be trained.
Let’s explore the important content to include in your video in order to hook hiring managers on your personal brand.
Now’s the time for executives like yourself (that means you too, passive job seekers) to adopt this powerful content medium. SucceedSmart’s exclusive executive-only platform offers execs like yourself the opportunity to create videos that summarize your professional accomplishments while also giving you the opportunity to connect with hiring managers at Fortune 1000 corporations and fast-paced startups. Prepare today for a successful tomorrow, apply for a SucceedSmart membership today!
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