Being Creative with Your CV

CVs are an essential tool for getting a job. There is simply no way around it; without one, it is unlikely that you will have any success in your pursuit for employment. A CV allows you to get your skills and qualifications in front of a prospective employer and provides a good opportunity to show off your strengths and sell yourself as the perfect candidate for the role.

On a standard format CV you will typically list your basic details; name, date of birth, location, etc. as well as your most recent, or most relevant, experience, followed by your qualifications and personal skills. But, how do you make sure you get noticed? How can you make your drab list of “I ams” stand out from the crowd in the stacked-high pile of CVs on the hiring manager’s desk?

The answer is, with a traditional paper CV, you probably can’t. Yes, you can put a bit of thought into the layout and attach a well-written covering letter that undoubtedly states your skills and intentions, but can this approach really showcase what you have to offer?

Enter the Age of Video Recruitment

With video technology more available than ever before, video recruitment is fast becoming the method of choice.

Most people have the tools to create high-quality videos right in front of them. Whether they use a smartphone, tablet or desktop device, the chances are it is equipped with a camera lens that can shoot good-quality footage at the tap of a button.

As well as video recording being extremely accessible, video is fast becoming the preferred medium for sharing and absorbing information, particularly across a business environment:[1]

Video advertising has been an effective and well-used method for years, so why not use it to advertise yourself?

The Benefits of a Video CV

A video CV is a short video pitch that accompanies a written CV or job application. This gives the jobseeker the opportunity to really present their professional strengths and objectives.

Enhancing your CV or job application with a video CV provides employers with more insight into what you have to offer and allows you to not only showcase your hard skills, but your soft skills such as communication, motivation, professionalism, confidence and charisma as well!

Get creative with your CV and attach a video. Providing the hiring manager with a video CV will make sure you stand out from the crowd and get noticed and allow you the opportunity to really show off what you can’t on paper.

Jobzilla is the first recruitment agency to significantly enhance engagement between our clients and candidates by embracing modern video technology to revolutionise the recruitment process. Our video CVs and Video Interviews ensure candidates have the opportunity to express what makes them who they are and provides a valuable tool to help employers make quicker and more effective recruitment decisions.

If you’d like more information on how you can prepare for your upcoming video interview then why not contact Jobzilla today on 0203 507 1717, email to or by filling out the contact form on our contact page.