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Q: What is a Video Resume?

A video resume is a 1-3 minute video where you tell the potential employer about yourself by introducing yourself, giving your 30 second elevator speech, talking about or showcasing your skills and expience, and inviting the viewer to contact you.

It is not intended to replace the standard resume, it enhances it.   Include a link to your video resume from your standard resume and cover letter so employers can click and view.   It gives employers a taste of who you are that can't be seen in your paper resume.

A good video resume can assist job seekers to effectively market themselves if it's done right.  

You can view our pricing page for sample video resumes, or check out our 'Wall of Fame' on facebook for a few of our favorite customer videos.


Q: What does it cost to do a Video Resume?

Because CN Video Resumes specializes in video resumes, we offer very affordable packages, options and custom solutions.

Our base packages include everything you need to make a professional video resume, even if you don't have any experience with video resumes.   We offer an easy to follow interactive workshop to walk you through the preparation process. We take care of production and editing of your video.  And we know how to get others to view your video so you get the most from your video resume.

All of our pricing information is available up-front.   Check out our Pricing page for examples and pricing information for all of our base packages.   You can also see pricing information and examples of optional features available for each video resume package by clicking the link next to each package.


Q: Why is having my video resume done professionally better than doing it myself?

CN Video Resumes has done extensive research on what it takes to make an effective video resume that benefits you, the job seeker, and the employer.   We use high definition video, high quality stereo audio, studio lighting, and a teleprompter to help you make good eye contact.

We have experience in the hiring process from both sides of the table, and we help you use the STAR methodology for behavioral interviewing to tell your story in a way that's interesting and gives a good impression.   We also coach you on the use of confident body language.

You don't have your uncle with the camera shoot your wedding photos, you hire a photographer.   It's an important event, and you can tell the difference.   So why wouldn't you hire a professional to do your video resume?   Don't send something less than professional to a potential employer.   They can tell the difference.

If you do choose do produce your own video resume, CN Video Resumes offers an interactive video workshop that helps you through the process.   It takes a lot of research to get it right, but you can benefit from our experience.


Q: What do I need to do to prepare for a video resume?

CN Video Resumes assumes you know nothing about preparing for a video resume.   We provide you with everything you need and guide you through the process.   No worries, we make it easy!


Q: How do I get employers to view my video resume?

There are several good ways to distribute your video resume.

CN Video Resumes uploads your video to the internet and provides you with a link that you can distribute to others.   We give you a copy of your video, along with instructions on how to upload it to some of the more popular social media sites, and suggest ways to get others to view it.   We recommend adding a link to your resume and cover letter so potential employers can click the link to view your video.   We also suggest adding your link to your email signature block so anyone who receives email from you can view your video.

There are several things that can be done to get your video viewed by the right people, but no worries, we help you with that.


Q: How long should my video resume be?

A good video resume should be between 1 and 3 minutes long.   Most people will watch up to 2 minutes without losing interest.   Anything over 3 minutes, and you risk the viewer giving up and not watching the entire video.

If your video resume is close to 2 minutes or more, we recommend adding a few features to add interest, such as background music, bullet points, splash screens, and photos of your work.   This helps to keep your viewer's attention.


Q: What do I say in my video resume?

Your video resume should be about 1 to 3 minutes long.   You'll want to introduce yourself, give your elevator speech, describe your experience and skills, summarize why you're a good candidate, thankt the viewer for their time, and invite them to contact you.

All of our packages include an interactive video workshop that walks you through the process of deciding what to say.   It includes instructions and help writing your script, good examples of others, ways of keeping it interesting, and how to practice with confidence.   It's important to include information that's useful for the employer, and state it in a way that's interesting for them to view.   We help you with that.


Q: What do I need to do to get started?

Contact CN Video Resumes by calling (314) 497-5204 or fill out the form on the Contact Us page.   We'll give you everything you need to get started, and schedule your appointment.   We make it easy.


Serious about a professional video resume? Contact CN Video Resume Services to get started.   We do it right and make it easy.