Sending in a good introduction video to compliment your CV and application is important. In most cases, it is what gets you past the application stage and into the interview stages. We have reviewed and watched hours of footage from candidates and, in the process, compiled what makes a successful submission.
PS. Please keep in mind this is what we deem to be important and what our partners have prioritised when looking at our candidates. This may vary from agency to agency.
To begin, we will highlight the four subheadings we believe are the most crucial cuts to a successful introductory video: Lighting, Content, Location and Presentation. There are, of course, unique building blocks you can add onto those to make your video stand out, but these building blocks should be perfected beforehand.
Unlike the actual interview, where you can come prepared but must be able to answer questions under pressure, a self introduction video lets you take the reins. It's your chance to sell your skills and expertise in a video. We tend to recommend you prepare 60-90 seconds worth of content. Many people find it difficult to prioritise what they should cover in that time frame, so here is a list of things we recommend you mention in your video:
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