Create a rejection-proof video resume in minutes with Biteable

How to make a video resume faster than you can finish your coffee

  1. Hop on to Biteable using your laptop, tablet, or even your mobile phone (it’s THAT easy).
  2. Log in, or create an account.
  3. Choose the video resume template that matches your style.
  4. Use our online video editor to add animation, footage, background music, and text to build a video resume that knocks employers’ socks off. Of course, you can use your own video footage or soundtrack as well.
  5. Save and export your video resume, and add it to all your applications. Then watch your schedule fill up with interviews.
Paul walks you through how to make a video resume that’ll set you apart from the pack

Getting started

Give yourself an edge with a video resume

A video resume can show employers your ability to enhance their company and fit their business culture before they even pick up your paper resume. It also sets you apart from the other candidates who have no video to support their application. The best part? 89% of employers say they would watch a video resume. On the other hand, 95% of paper resumes never get read. Advantage: video resumes.

If you’re worried you don’t have the video editing skills to make a video resume, never fear. Use Biteable to point and click your way to a breathtaking video resume faster than you can write a typed resume.

Use video editing software you can afford before you get the job

You don’t need a full-blown video production budget or an expensive suite of video editing software. The Biteable video resume app gives you the power to cut, edit, and add text to your footage until it’s perfect. We offer a huge library of stock footage and music too, so you can put all the professional touches on your video without having to take out a loan.

Create your video resume in a snap

The Biteable video resume maker works in your browser and operates entirely on clicks. There’s nothing to download and no learning curve. It’s easier to use than most online application systems.

Just log in and choose a template or make a completely custom video. Then click your way to a finished video resume. It’s so fast and easy you can create a custom video resume for every application without breaking a sweat.

I've used other apps similar to this and Biteable is the best, by a long shot.

Rick, enlightened video maker

Biteable is easy to use, giving me a lot more time to focus on the message.

Ovi, thoughtful video maker

The basics

Step off the page with a video resume

A video resume commands far more attention than a paper resume. Every job candidate sends a paper resume, but you’ll be the only one with a video too. That’ll instantly separate your application from the slush pile and get your foot in the door.

Take the planning off your plate with templates

Cooking from scratch is hard, so is creating an animated resume from scratch. Biteable has templates for every profession, designed by video professionals to help you keep your video resume on track and make the best impression.

Simply edit the template, add a sprinkle of your personality and a drizzle of your skills, and cook up a video resume that’s immune to rejection.

Build your personal brand with thematic color and motion graphics

Choose a color scheme and style to create a motion graphic resume that visually represents who you are and builds professional rapport. You can even use a color scheme that matches the colors of the company you’re applying to.

The Biteable editor offers built-in color schemes and visuals that polish your video till it shines. It’s like adding your personal logo to your animation resume (we also have animated logos if you want to add one for real).

Go beyond the selfie video

Even if all you’ve got is your phone camera, your video resume can be more than a simple selfie video. Add stock footage and background music to create a memorable video resume that’s way cooler than plainly answering questions on camera and gets rapt attention from beginning to end.

Create video resumes that open doors

Pro tips

Be the most interesting candidate in the room (even when you’re not in the room)

Written resumes tend to be extremely professional, even a bit stuffy. A video resume is your chance to showcase your personality, show off your creativity, and build a brand that puts you in your own category.

Demonstrate how you’ll fit in with the company culture and even show samples of your work (especially if your work has visual appeal). This is your chance to present a complete picture of yourself for prospective employers. Your video resume is a great way to add the bits and pieces your typed resume leaves out.

Keep it short, but informative

Your video resume should be between 30 seconds and 2 minutes. One minute is the sweet spot.

That might seem short, but don’t worry. It’s plenty if you keep your message focused and avoid fluff. Cover the important points like what you bring to the company, your skills and accomplishments, and your goals. If you need a guide, a template helps you keep everything between the lines.

Give your video the share test

A lot of important people are going to watch your video resume, so imagine posting your video on the internet. Would you be comfortable with your video resume going viral? (Who knows? With Biteable, it might.)

If you’re cool with anyone on the internet seeing your video resume, it’s good to go. If going viral is scary, you may want to spend a bit more time on it.

Get some (nice) feedback

Even if your video resume passes the share test, send it to a few friends and family members and ask for honest feedback. Make any needed adjustments before you send it off to potential employers. Whatever you do, don’t post your video online and browse the comments for suggestions.

Further reading

Learn to make video resumes like it’s your job

Become the foremost expert on video resumes. The Biteable blog is packed with enough information to turn you into a professional video resume creator in an afternoon. Check out the articles below for more.

Make a masterpiece in minutes

Join the 9M+ people who love Biteable