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3 Ways to Reinvent your Job Search using YouTube

Written by Kimberley Startup | September 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

YouTube, Candidates, Job Seeker, Graduate, Job Search, Social Media, Online Videos, Online Video Resume, Online Video CV, Job Hunt, Online recruitmentIt’s easy to forget what is really important when searching for a job – thinking ‘outside the box’ to demonstrate your value and stand out from the crowd.

But amongst the sea of online resources available for job seekers today, identifying a platform that will help differentiate you is becoming an increasingly difficult challenge.

But don’t panic. YouTube is now becoming an increasingly effective and interesting way to promote your professional image, in addition to relying on the typical two-page formulaic CV.

Not only is it possible to use YouTube    to get a job, but you can also use it to expand your audience and gain new clients.

From showcasing your talent to demonstrating your innovation skills, here are three practical ways you could use YouTube to help land your dream job.

Create a channel and post videos that showcase your talents. Genuine opportunities can come out of promoting yourself on YouTube. So if you’re good at motivational speaking, film it and offer some added value. Perhaps you’re a savvy designer – make a video to highlight your expertise.

This strategy of getting jobs has proven to be successful many times. In fact, one of the most famous YouTube discoveries is Justin Bieber. Yes, you did hear right. Justin Bieber posted homemade videos of himself singing to eventually be discovered by his manager.

Enter online competitions: It’s not uncommon for a company to hold a competition and YouTube is a host to many online video contests.

Keep an eye out for contests in your area of expertise. When the right opportunity comes along, get your talents noticed.

Create a unique thank you video as a follow-up to an interview: Shoot a short video giving a personal message reiterating the highlights from your interview and email it to the employer.

This type of ingenuity shows innovation and creativity. How could an employer not forget that?

A final thought.

When using YouTube as part of your job hunting strategy, ensure you approach it with creativity and authenticity.

Demonstrating expertise and a unique approach as a job seeker is a snazzy way to get yourself seen by potential employers. By leveraging YouTube’s transparency and injecting some personality into your online video, you will be well on your way to landing a job ahead of your competition.

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