Never heard of a visume and have no idea what it could do for you? Read on to find out what a visume is, how it can complement your paper resume, and how you can start recording one!
A video resume or a visume is a short video created by a job applicant that best describes his skills and qualifications. It was first introduced in the 1980s and distributed by video tapes, and has started to gain popularity again in our digital age.
While a paper resume may be easier to read, making a visume to complement a traditional CV creates a visible impact. It allows one to demonstrate interpersonal, creative and technical skills to a potential employer, while showcasing one’s personality. Employers will also be able to determine whether one would fit into the company culture through the way he presents himself since the visume provides a more personal view. If you make the right impression, your visume could get you to the interview stage quicker.
So where and how can you start recording your visume? Well, STJobs is providing you with the opportunity and tools to record your visume at its upcoming STJobs Career & Development Fair on 13 and 14 July*! There will be booths for you to do your recording in private, and staff to guide you along the way.
All you have to do is pre-register for the fair and select your time slot. Pre-register now to avoid missing out on this exclusive chance to record your visume as there are limited time slots!
Tips for recording a winning visume
Step 1: Prepare your points or script in advance, and keep it clear, concise and straight to the point. You may want to:
- Introduce yourself
- Talk about your educational background and explain your work experiences/relevance of your course of study to the field you wish to enter.
- Talk about your interests and hobbies.
- Illustrate your career goals and aspirations.
- Thank your potential employer for his time.
Step 2: Rehearse what you want to say beforehand. Practising gives you more confidence.
Step 3: You may choose to showcase a relevant talent or skill.
What should you do during the recording?
Treat this visume recording session as you would an actual interview and ensure you dress appropriately and neatly.
Speak audibly and clearly. Avoid mentioning your expected salary at this point.
Have your script at hand for reference, but speak as though you are having a conversation with someone and not merely reciting it.
Lean forward while you are seated, make eye contact and open hand gestures, and most importantly, smile!
Interested in recording a free visume? Pre-register on our website now to reserve your slot (limited slots available)!
STJobs Career & Development Fair 2013
13 & 14 July 2013*, 10am to 7pm
Marina Bay Sands Expo Halls D & E
Click here to Pre-register Now!
*Admission is free. Singaporeans and PRs are invited for admission on 13 & 14 July 2013. Foreigners with valid work passes or student passes from local institutions are invited for admission on 14 July only.