1. What if I’m not cut out to perform for the camera?

If you can handle the pressure of an interview, you can make a Video CV.

For most people, it’s just about doing it and getting over yourself.

First of all, try the suggestions in the section “Get used to the camera”.

You don’t need to perform, just be as natural as you can be. If you make a mistake just do another take … until you’re happy.

You can have a friend hold up bullet points for you, just out of sight, as a prompt. But be sure it doesn’t look – or sound - like you’re reading from them.

If in doubt, keep practicing. Take 2 … Take 7 … Take 12 … Until it’s in the can.

Yes you’re on show, but you’re not on trial. Relax and enjoy yourself. Unlike when you go for an interview, there’s no time limit. So keep shaping your Video CV until you’re ready to upload it to the site.

If cameras are a real problem for you, check out our Masterclass video: Act Natural - how to be YOU in front of a camera here

2. So it’s all about how I look?

No way! Employers are looking to hire someone with a great personality first and foremost - someone they can work with, trust and rely on day to day. Plus they want to know about your qualifications and experience. Your Video CV can do so much of that work for them – and for you.

And hey – if a potential employer rejects you on the basis of your looks, you’ve just saved yourself a whole lot of time and effort turning up to be interviewed by someone you probably wouldn’t want to work for anyway.

3. How much is this going to cost me?

Registering for a CVVID account is completely free. Once you have created your profile, you can increase your chances of landing your dream job by upgrading to a Gold Account. (If your school or college is funding your CVVID profile then of course they’ll foot the bill).

4. What about security? Will anyone be able to view the video?

No they won’t. At CVVID we take your privacy really seriously. Your profile is only viewable if you choose to make your account public. If you choose to keep it private, then only those employers who have been sent your unique link can view your Video CV.

What’s more, once you’ve landed a job, you can de-activate your account so you don’t get any unwanted attention!

5. How do I know this new kind of CV really works?

CVVID is helping many graduates and jobseekers to find employment. You can see their Video CVs here

6. Additional Documentation.

Your video is just one part of you. Your profile page can also include other stuff: a paper CV – some people will still need this - your portfolio, exam certificates, qualifications, testimonials … In fact anything that enhances your credentials.