Record your CV video 

What are the benefits of using video?

How do i create the best video? 

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At Walters People, we pride ourselves on providing a fast-paced recruitment experience. To ensure we find the best job for you as fast as possible, we encourage job seekers to complete a video CV to improve your chances of securing your next role and enhancing your employability. We have digitalised the CV by including video to describe you experience and skills in further detail, making the time to hire much quicker.

Why Video?

Video is a smarter way to sell yourself to employers. It's proven that candidates providing a video are much more likely to be taken through to the interview stage. Why? Video allows your to:

  • Put across your personality in a way you can't with a CV 
  • Show employers directly that you have strong communication and presentation skills 
  • Make your application stand out for roles that get hundreds of applications
  • Prove you have specific skills and experience that employers are demanding from applications 

how do i create the best video?

Casually dressed female colleagues talking in a meeting room

Scripting your responses

Never script your answers as your video should be as natural as possible - we recommend either:

  • Practising a couple of times and answer the question naturally
  • Writing down keywords or bullet points to refer to when creating your video
  • Keep your responses concise – you have limited time to answer the questions so focus on the key points you want to get across to your employer rather than a monologue

Frame and background

  • Always film in landscape rather than portrait
  • Make sure you’re in either the left or the right side of the frame – Robert Walters will add captions of key words and phrases during editing
  • It’s fine to film at home, but make sure you use a plain background with minimal distractions
  • Present yourself as you would in an interview, with professional attire


  • Keep your responses between 30-60 seconds
  • Avoid rushing your responses – slow down your dialogue and speak clearly and confidently
  • Record your video in an environment with limited background noise
  • Take your time – you’re in control of the content you send so it’s worth trying a few takes to get it right
  • Feel free to introduce yourself, but this is not mandatory as Robert Walters will add necessary captions during editing

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