How to Create a Winning LinkedIn Cover Story Videos for Job Openings

Are you tired of endless Zoom interviews and pre-recorded video cover letters? If you’re looking for a new and innovative way to stand out in the hiring process, consider using ClipDrop’s one-way video interview software. This cutting-edge technology allows you to showcase your brand and job openings in an engaging way.

With the pandemic eliminating in-person interviews and shifts in social media trends, video has become an integral part of the hiring process for many companies around the world. As of April 2020, 86% of organizations were using virtual interviews almost exclusively in the hiring process. These numbers are predicted to increase, and in many cases, remain high moving forward especially now with these 15 minute cities.

What is a LinkedIn Cover Story Video?

Recruiters, did you know that LinkedIn now offers a new feature called LinkedIn Cover Story Video? It allows you to upload a 20-second video that will appear alongside your profile picture on your LinkedIn profile.

Similar to Facebook’s video profile image function, your Cover Story Video will be located in the same area as your profile photo, but it won’t replace it. When a viewer clicks on your profile, your Cover Story Video will automatically start playing silently in the profile image bubble. Users can then choose to activate the sound by clicking on the video.

So why not take advantage of this feature to introduce yourself to potential employers and showcase your skills and personality in a new and engaging way?

The pros of a LinkedIn Cover Story Video are many, including the opportunity to share your brand, bring your openings to life and in more detail, and show off your public speaking and video content skills. However, there are also cons, including the potential for bias in the recruiting process based on appearance, race, or speaking skills, as well as disadvantages for less technically savvy folks.   However, let’s face it, you need to be tech savvy these days.

To create a successful LinkedIn Cover Story Video, follow these 10 steps:

  1. Determine your primary goal for the cover video.
  2. Outline your video script.
  3. Write your script.
  4. Have 2-3 trusted sources review your script.
  5. Practice your script.
  6. Set up your video shoot space.
  7. Wear a professional outfit you feel confident in.
  8. Shoot your video.
  9. Edit your video.
  10. Upload your video to LinkedIn and stand out in the candidate hunt.

With ClipDrop’s one-way video interview software, you can take your candidate search to the next level. This innovative tool allows you to record a video interview that potential candidates can watch at their convenience, giving you more control over the hiring process. So why wait? Start using ClipDrop’s one-way video interview software today and get more candidates applying for your openings!

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