Top Tips For Creating the Very Best Video CV

A video CV is a short video snippet that is submitted alongside a written CV or job application. It gives candidates the opportunity to show off their professional strengths and provides recruiters and hiring managers with the opportunity to gain a first impression and a better understanding of the candidate.

What are the Benefits of Video CVs?
There are many benefits to video CVs, the most valuable being:

Our Top Tips

1. Get Creative

Submitting a video CV will show your creative gene as you are going away from the traditional paper CV. Instead, you are going the extra mile and showing the recruiter who you are and why you are applying. This will also release a sense of confidence and willingness to do what it takes to bag your dream job, it has many positive impacts.

2. Dress to Impress

As the recruiter will see you first hand, it is important that you look your best and dress smartly. We’d suggest you opt for the traditional interview attire as this will show you are making an effort, even from the comfort of your own home, and can help put you in the right mindset. Recruiters will appreciate this and gain a positive impression of you from the start.

3. Speak Clearly

Finally, you must speak clearly when recording your video as your nerves could get the better of you and your speech may not be as clear as you’d like. While this may be an uncomfortable ask to begin with, it is important that you approach it with confidence – talk clearly and don’t overthink things. However, if you do make mistakes then don’t get frustrated, carry on and remember, you can try again or edit out your mistakes later on.

How Can We Help?

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 Assessments ensure each candidate has 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 assessment or would like to know more about the service we offer, why not contact Jobzilla today on 0203 507 1717, email to or by filling out the contact form on our contact page.