How to Create a Video CV with Renderforest?

How to Create a Video CV with Renderforest?

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22 Nov 2019

Writing a strong CV has always been a challenge for job seekers. A good CV is not enough to stand out from the crowd. It should enable your potential employer to get a feel for your personality and understand how you will fit in. 

What if there was a tool that you can use to create a compelling CV and get an edge on your competition? If you've ever created a CV in the form of a video, you'll know what it means. Anything that can help you get noticed is worth trying. Well, almost, of course.

It’s a fact that video CVs are becoming one of the most effective tools for job seekers and employers. Luckily, anyone can create a video CV on their own these days with the help of online video maker tools.

Getting a professional video resume will take you a couple of minutes. Choose one of the customizable templates and create your resume online.

Here’s an example of a video CV that we’ve created to show how easy the process is: 

Let's see how we've created this video step by step to help you create your own more easily

To start creating your video, go to our Video Templates library from the navigation menu and choose a template for your resume. 

Video Resume online

The video above is created with our Clean Minimal Promo Pack” template. If you want to create your video with the same template, simply click on “Create Now”.

Video CV template

This is our user-friendly video editor. Here you have two options to create your video: use our ready-made presets or create your own video by adding scenes manually. 

Video CV editor

If you're in a hurry and want to send your CV as soon as possible, you can click on “Load a preset” and create your video with one of our ready-made presets. The video above is created with our “Video CV” preset.

Ready-made video CV

They are very easy to customize. Pick the most suitable one and click on “Use Ready Story” to edit the scenes and descriptions.

Video CV preset

However, if you want to create a completely new project, click on “Add scene” and select all the necessary scenes. This template offers six scene categories: logo animations, title animations, video holders, image holders, checkmarks and x-marks, and contact forms.

Video CV scenes

Select all the scenes and insert them. Now, time to customize them with the help of the tools on the left side of the editor. Write your texts in the text holders and add your images in the following ways: via image URL, choose from Stock Images, upload from your device, or pick an already uploaded file from your Media Library. 

Video CV - add media files

Once you select the image, crop and resize it to match the frame size of the image holder.

Video CV - image crop

In this preset, we don’t have a video scene. However, you can add one if it is necessary. To upload your video, you have the same options as for the image holders: via video URL, choose from Stock Footage library, upload it from your computer, or pick an already uploaded video from your Media Library. 

Video CV - add videos

If you don’t have any suitable video, go to our Stock Footage library. Here you’ll find over 195.000+ videos that are free to use. Simply type a keyword to find the most relevant videos.

Video CV - add stock videos

Pick the video you like the most and click on “Insert”. Now, you can trim the parts you want to use in your video

Video CV - trimmer

Congrats! You’ve finished the editing process. It’s time to choose the main colors of your video in the “Color” section.

Video CV colors

Once you select the colors, go to the “Music” section. You can add one of our music tracks from the Music Library or upload your own track.

Video CV background music

You can also add or record your own voiceover to enhance your CV and make it more informative. Go to the “Voiceover” section to add it. You can try the advanced trimmer too, which is available to our subscribed users.

Video CV - add voiceover

Only the final step is left. Go to the “Preview” section and click on “Free Preview” to see the result.

Video CV preview

Your video will be ready in a couple of minutes.

Video CV rendering

Hooray, your video is ready! You can download it for free by clicking the “Download” button or buy it in higher quality by making a single purchase or subscribing to one of our plans.  

All your projects are automatically saved in the “My Videos” section. Feel free to go back and make all the necessary changes to get the perfect version of your videos. 

Are you ready to get your dream job? Create a powerful video CV and make your potential employer even more impressed by you. 

Click the button below to start:

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