A. 30-second Video shares highlights about your interests, experience, strengths, accomplishments, and/or goals all in 30 seconds! It captures the interest of the person you are attempting to engage and make a strong first impression. Use your 30-second video here at 30secondsjobs.com response to the "tell me about yourself'' question; and anywhere you get an opportunity to speak with someone in a field you'd like to explore.
The structure of a 30-second introduction can include:
Introduction: my name is.
Current Status: For fresher's this could be a degree, major and expected graduation/ post graduation. For interns this can be a brief line on what subject he wants to research in.
What I bring to the table: highlights from experience in terms of relevant knowledge or skills developed, accomplishments from school, internships, work, volunteering, research, or activities like clubs, sports, etc. In some cases, you can be explicit about how you would immediately benefit the company.
Your interest in this person or a field and what you want to learn from this interaction- I've done extensive research on your website about your internship program. I'm very interested in Research and Development. Can you tell me a little more about the project work done by summer interns? Or if you are applying for job, you can say - I believe that your company has great growth prospects for an employee. Hence I would like to be a part of such esteemed organization.
PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE.
Your 30-second introduction should be conversational and natural so that you appear confident, enthusiastic, poised and professional. Although prepared in advance, it should never sound memorized - you want to engage the listener and give him/her an opportunity to see your real personality.
Here are some questions to think about in developing your 30 second introduction:
1. What is your career goal?
2. What skill, strength, or experience do you have that would help you realize that goal?
3. What are you searching for in a job?
4. How can you immediately benefit the company?
Other Points to Consider to make a great first impression-
Firstly- Always keep your "Me in 30 Seconds'' statement brief. People generally listen effectively only for 30 to 60 seconds, and they appreciate concise responses to questions. This also indicates that you are focused and have clarity of thought.
Secondly- Speak in present tense to show that your skills are current and applicable in today's market.
Thirdly- Remember your audience. Adjust the level of detail and industry jargon you use according to the interest and experience of the person you are addressing.
Fourth- Avoid common claims such as: "I'm trustworthy, loyal, helpful, courteous, kind,'' and so on. Not only are these claims made by most job seekers, but without detailed examples, they don't convey your value to a potential employer.
Make your 30- Seconds- video statement natural. It is a genuine form of communication that will help you organize everything you are into brief, coherent thoughts.
Here are few sample statements for job seekers- additionally you can also check our presentation which gives you enough information on how, what and who for your 30-second job video.
Hello my name is Rajeev Gulati, and I'm currently looking for a job in the BPO industry. I have over 5 years of experience working in this sector. I have a bachelor's degree in IT Technology from BIT Mesra University and I am pursuing my MBA from a distance learning program. Currently I am working for Genpact. I am dedicated, hardworking and sincere. I consider myself a great team player.