STEP BY STEP VIDEO COVER LETTER INSTRUCTIONS
Smile Big! Speak Loud! Have a Little Fun!
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VIDEO SPECIFICS | READ & MIND THESE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY
● You can use your cell phone; record in landscape mode / horizontally
● Ensure your recording device is steady, in focus, & framed nicely
○ Place the camera at eye level so you look forward, not up/down.
○ Mount, set or lean your phone/camera on something.
○ Do not hold while recording.
● Remove distracting/messy items from frame such as dirty laundry, etc.
● Your audio should be clear and free of background noise.
● Your main light source should be in front of you, not behind.
○ You do not want a window, lamp, etc. behind you.
○ Always face the brightest light.
● Do not edit your videos, add title cards, transitions, etc.
● Do dress to impress and ensure you are well groomed/styled.
VIDEO CONTENTS | READ & MIND THESE INSTRUCTIONS VERBATIM
● Introduce yourself (please make sure to use the name you filled out on your application)
○ “ [Greeting], my name is [name], I live in [city], and I am a [occupation] ”
○ Your choice of greeting; first & last name; your current town of residence; your current job title (or student, unemployed, gigster, etc.).
● Briefly discuss your professional objectives and background
○ My career goals are ___.
○ My relevant education, training, and/or background includes ___.
● Answer The Following Questions (repeating the question in your answer)
○ What inspires/motivates me is ___.
○ My friends would describe me as ___. (friends, not bosses/coworkers)
○ Some of your hobbies include ___.
○ If you could compare yourself with any animal, which would it be and why?
○ An interesting fact about me that you probably wouldn’t guess is ___.
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