“Proud to connect top military talent with rewarding careers in Cyber Security and Information Technology”

JUST ONE MORE STEP!

Record your 25-sec. Video Intro for a huge competitive edge to hired fast!

YOUR SECRET WEAPON!

FOLLOW THESE STEPS

STEP 1 — STAGE YOUR ROOM

  • Hold your camera steady at eye level in the horizontal position.
  • Wear whatever attire you would like (our preference is a dress shirt or a top you would wear to an interview).
  • Stand in front of an uncluttered background…solid color wall is perfect (don’t record in your car!)
  • Make sure your face is well lit and clear and the sound quality is good.

STEP 2 — WRITE YOUR SCRIPT

Do NOT mention your name so we can protect your confidentiality.

  • Say your military branch and how many years you’ve served.
  • Briefly mention a couple of your best characteristics and what makes you a great team member.
  • Mention if you have an active Security Clearance or any specials awards, or achievements you’re proud of.
  • Say what industry want to work in for your post-military career.
  • It’s okay if your video extends beyond 25 seconds….try not to exceed 1 minute.
Example:

(Smile). I’ve served in the U.S. Army at Cyber Command for the last 14 years. I have an active Top Secret Clearance with Full-Scope Poly, Sec+, CYSA+, CASP+, Pentest+ and currently supervise a team of 27 Service Members. What makes me such a great team member is my worth ethic and the pride I take in completing my assignments to the best of my ability. I never give up until the job is done perfectly. I enjoy collaborating with people from all backgrounds, I’m coachable and can lead when necessary. Give me an opportunity to join your team, and I’ll make you proud you selected me. I’m looking for a position as a CISO or Penetration Tester — either remote or in Los Angeles. (Smile).

STEP 3 — RECORD YOUR VIDEO

You can either speak freely (without reading from a script), or use your script…do whatever is more comfortable to you!

 

If you choose the latter, our only request is that you do not make it obvious you are reading from a script.

 

Here is how to do that:

  • Paste the script in a text document and large 18 point size so you can read it from a few feet away.
  • Position the text near your laptop or phone lens.
  • Use large margins on the document so there are only about 7 words per line.
  • Stand or sit back a few feet from the lens so it’s hard to see your eyes moving back and forth as you’re reading the script.
  • It’s important you sound natural when speaking.
  • Move your head and hands around slightly as you’re talking too — that makes it even harder to see your eyes going side to side.
  • If you decide to use your phone to record instead of a laptop, prop it up on books or a shelf so it’s at eye level (not looking up at you).
  • Holding a phone while recording yourself results in a wobbly and amateur-looking video
  • Record horizontally, not vertically, so it’s a wide-angle view.
  • Maintain eye contact with the camera lens when you are talking.
  • If your eyes are looking down or at the ceiling, it conveys a lack of confidence.
Start with a big smile and end with a big smile — this is very important!

STEP 4 — UPLOAD YOUR VIDEO TO THE FORM BELOW

We value your privacy! Your footage will be password-protected and ONLY shared with hiring managers.

COMPLETE THIS FORM TO UPLOAD YOUR VIDEO

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Label the file with your name...i.e. BillSmith.mp4. If you're having trouble with this form, upload the file to your Google Drive or Youtube and share it with [email protected]
Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx, Max. file size: 400 MB.
You can skip this if you have already attached it to your Talent Network form.

If you can’t upload your video intro on the form above, please upload it HERE.

 

Questions? [email protected]

 

Let us know if you want to revise or delete your Video Intro anytime…

You have full control!

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