Video of myself for a job application. Help!

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Bucks posted this 22 February 2018

I am applying for a position in a small business which is entirely non-tech.  The owner wants applicants to send in five minute videos of themselves setting out why you have the right skills, why you would be a good fit etc.

Although this is not meant to be a test of video skills, some other candidates have added graphics, music etc.  Safe to say I have never done this before.

A quick Google shows lots of applications out there (most for a cost).  Which editing / graphics type tools are best for a beginner?  

My video has to be uploaded to Vimeo and I have to finish it by Monday.  Cheers! 

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Cobham Saint posted this 22 February 2018

What sort of job is it Bucks?

Bit odd that a non-tech job is going tech in the interview process don't you think?

But of course I am very old & wouldn't know a modem from a motherboard & I don't even know what one of those would even be, or even if it was even tech related...

Goatboy posted this 22 February 2018

Pornhub webcam is not a proper job Bucks.

Cobham Saint posted this 22 February 2018

Good luck tho'

 

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pap posted this 22 February 2018

I use VideoPad, which seems to have the right balance of accessibility and power.

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Bucks posted this 22 February 2018

Its actually a Sports Agency business - i.e. they represent some footballers, among others.  

So help me get it people and I can then persuade them not to let anyone at SMS seek a move lou_wink

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CB Saint posted this 22 February 2018

Originally posted by Bucks

Its actually a Sports Agency business - i.e. they represent some footballers, among others.  

So help me get it people and I can then persuade them not to let anyone at SMS seek a move lou_wink

If they represent Redmond and you promise to get him a transfer this Summer, I shall give you anything you need to get this job including buying the agency if I have to. 

Fatso posted this 22 February 2018 - Last edited 22 February 2018

Not sure what they'd expect from your video but you could save yourself a lot of time and effort AND come across as the best candidate by sending this in

 

Cobham Saint posted this 22 February 2018

 

Originally posted by Bucks

Its actually a Sports Agency business - i.e. they represent some footballers, among others.  

So help me get it people and I can then persuade them not to let anyone at SMS seek a move lou_wink

 A free Sotonians corporate box perhaps - with decent pies and beer?

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Areola Grandee posted this 22 February 2018

Not sure about sending in Will Powers but I think if you send a bit of suspiciously Aryan homo erotic  metal you cant go wrong

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Dubai_Phil posted this 23 February 2018

This means they see you.

You're screwed.

lou_eyessky

My advice? Ignore the camera and gimmicks and remember you are talking to a person.

Keep eye contact with the camera and do not say Um or Er

That always worked for me the zero times I've done video applications.

BUT rocked when I've done TV stuff 

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Areola Grandee posted this 23 February 2018

Ignore Phil Du Buy's nonsense advice. Film yourself in bed. Make sure the sheets are unwashed for several months, stained yellow by sweat and leaked piss. Surround the bed with empty cheap lager tins, and multiple empty cheap takeaway trays. Finally, makes you have several large stollen pub ashtrays on the bed all over flowing.

Do not look at the camera, do not speak, just masturbate.

You can't go wrong.

 

 

Ps - not helpful I know, but I am old school and do not think how you look should part of the initial selection process... nor should your video editing skills - avoid fluff and music and graphics. Just a clean take. Start by introducing yourself and then tell a smutty joke that includes the c bomb. ... or naybe not

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ant posted this 23 February 2018 - Last edited 23 February 2018

May be worth a look on Fiverr.

A cursory search for 'video editing' brings up a lot of results. It may be that you're able to provide the raw video material and have somebody else do the heavy lifting - and at minimal cost.

At that sort of money I'd be tempted to task a couple of people with it to hedge bets on which will come out best.

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CB Saint posted this 23 February 2018

Originally posted by Areola Grandee

Ignore Phil Du Buy's nonsense advice. Film yourself in bed. Make sure the sheets are unwashed for several months, stained yellow by sweat and leaked piss. Surround the bed with empty cheap lager tins, and multiple empty cheap takeaway trays. Finally, makes you have several large stollen pub ashtrays on the bed all over flowing.

Do not look at the camera, do not speak, just masturbate.

You can't go wrong.

 

 

Ps - not helpful I know, but I am old school and do not think how you look should part of the initial selection process... nor should your video editing skills - avoid fluff and music and graphics. Just a clean take. Start by introducing yourself and then tell a smutty joke that includes the c bomb. ... or naybe not

 Cake ashtrays? Cool

Bearsy posted this 23 February 2018

If you really want this job it's probably worthwhile hiring a professional actor. Not everyone looks good on camera, I wouldn't want to leave it to chance.

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