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Video Resume Guide

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An overview and step-by-step guide to using Optimal Resume to create a video resume.

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Video Resume Guide

  1. 1. Optimal Video Resume User’s Guide
  2. 2. To script or not to script <ul><li>Do you want a script? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Writing a script <ul><li>Name your script </li></ul><ul><li>Use a template or create your own </li></ul>
  4. 4. Using a script template <ul><li>Select the kind of message you want to send </li></ul>
  5. 5. Add content <ul><li>Click on a script section to begin editing. Click “Examples” to view sample paragraphs and phrases. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Continue to recording
  7. 7. Test video and sound <ul><li>Click “Allow” </li></ul><ul><li>Use the dropdowns to choose the driver and recording device that work with your computer </li></ul>
  8. 8. Begin recording
  9. 9. Edit your video resume <ul><li>Add bullet text at different parts of your resume by clicking the “Bullet” button in the timeline </li></ul>
  10. 10. Other options <ul><li>Rename – change the name of your document </li></ul><ul><li>Clone – make a copy of the video reusme (like “Save As”) </li></ul><ul><li>To do – Create a to-do list for yourself </li></ul><ul><li>Switch Video Resumes – open another video resume </li></ul>
  11. 11. Share <ul><li>A shareable URL that you can send to employers or mentors </li></ul><ul><li>Post your document to social networking sites or share it via e-mail </li></ul>

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