Having talked with the team we felt it would be beneficial to introduce video CVs. Rather than using a platform we are currently doing a trial basis and meeting candidates individually to record the CVs. Personally I had reservations at first due to a lot of video CVs being relatively dull and lifeless, however there only as dull as you make them. We are constantly asking our candidates what they think we should do with them and we have had some great feedback.
Production costs can be relatively high and the video CVs don’t suit everyone.A common problem many dyslexics find is expressing themselves on paper so giving the option of a video CV can go a long way.
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Although the word CV is included in the title we try to encourage all our candidates to show a different side to what they have written on the CV. Try to engage the viewer in a way which slightly more creative than the norm. This could include expanding on their hobbies talking about interesting experiences or volunteering, anything really.
The video CV format is generally used for our grads and students just starting on their career paths but we try to open it up to everyone else who is interested as well.
Please if you have any suggestions let me know.
This post was written and edited by Matt Boyd (Dyslexic) so please forgive me for grammatical errors. All views are my own and they don’t necessarily reflect Exceptional Individuals.