JOB SEARCH / JUL. 16, 2013
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How to Find a Job Using YouTube

You may think that YouTube is just another way to have a laugh, watch your favourite music video or see a cute puppy clip, but don’t forget that it’s also an excellent way to promote yourself as a job seeker!

The internet is an incredibly powerful resource when it comes to boosting your employability and finding a job. As more and more job seekers realise its true potential, they are creating and uploading video resumes onto the site in the hope of being spotted by recruiters and ultimately hired for the position.

So take note of the tips below on how to use YouTube to find a job...

Be creative

Be as creative as possible with your video resume. Whether you are looking for work as a teacher, painter or corporate lawyer, you’ll always need to find unique ways to capture the attention of recruiters.

Try to avoid creating ‘just another video resume’. The last thing you should do is simply reproduce what is written on your paper resume, as this will bore the viewer and give them a mediocre impression of you. 

Capture your personality

Create a video that truly captures your personality. Your narrative should engage with the reader, explaining who you are, what your qualifications are and why you’re the best person for the job.

Stand out from the crowd

Look for a unique way to stand out from the crowd. After all, the purpose is to engage with viewers, catch their attention and ultimately land the job! 

Don’t rush the process. Take the time to think through exactly what sort of an impression you would like to leave, because you have an unlimited number of takes before uploading the finished product. A high quality video that took 3 weeks to finish is far more effective than one that took only a day to complete but lacks in pizzazz.

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