How to record an amazing selfie video.

We get it. Filming a selfie can be awkward. We'll give you talking topics and teach you five simple tricks that'll make you look and sound great. Let's get started!

How to Film a Good Selfie

1. Visuals

Avoid backgrounds that distract the audience from you. Some examples are things that move or highly personal items.

Check the lighting on your face before filming. Pan 360 degrees to see how the light hits your face. Find the best direction. A bit of shadow on you is good!

If you're inside, don’t depend on overhead lighting. If possible lights at eye level make you look best.

To keep the background interesting, you can either take a slow walk or slowly pan around like I do in this video. Only pan between where the lighting looks good!

How to Film a Good Selfie

2. Sound

Avoid any sort of distracting noise. Examples are things like a fan and other voices if you're inside. And the wind or vehicle noises if you're outside.

Find a quiet place, free from distraction. A room with more soft surfaces is good as they absorb sound!

Wearing headphones? Totally cool. Just make sure the microphone isn't rubbing or clinking against your clothing.

Do a quick test and listen to your video to see if you notice anything.

How to Film a Good Selfie

3. Face

One of the most common mistakes people make is looking at the screen. When you look at yourself on the screen, the viewer feels like you're looking past them.

Instead, look at the camera lens. When you look right into the camera lens, the viewer will feel like you're talking directly to them. Watch this video to see what I mean.

Raise the camera just above your eyes and pop your chin slightly up and out. It's the most flattering angle for almost everyone. And smile at the beginning and end of the video to make it more pleasant.

Also, it's okay to look away sometimes. It adds visual interest to the video. Just don't at yourself on the screen. :-)

How to Film a Good Selfie

4. Voice

We've listed talking-topics below. Check which ones your recruiting team would like you to riff on.

Once you know that, figure out what you're going to say before you start recording. Don't write a script. Jot down 2-3 main points per topic, as that's all you'll have time to talk about in your 1-3 minute video. It helps me to use my fingers to memorize the ideas.

It's not about the perfect content, it's about your energy. Shoot your selfie video when you’re feeling great. Your energy will come right through the lens to the viewer. So do it after a solid workout, a good meal, a dose of caffeine — whatever gets you energized.

Feel free to use your hands to emphasize certain points and pause around your key points. It helps the reader learn and makes the video more interesting.

If you apply even a fraction of the above tips, your selfie video will be more interesting than most! :-)

How to Film a Good Selfie

5. Message

Say what you believe is important for people to know, remember, or think more often. Job seekers need to hear important ideas spoken from your perspective, in your voice.

It doesn't matter how many people have said it before. You need to say it to your tribe. We human beings need reminders of important ideas often because we easily forget.

Don’t overthink it. People love watching REAL video, not scripted. As you can see, I'm as real as can be in my videos! I hope that's some inspiration for you to do yours.

So have fun, like an enjoyable conversation with coworkers. You got this!

Talking Topics

Hiring Managers

Record your selfie on your phone, not laptop. Talk about the topics your recruiting team assigned you. Once done, upload it using the button below.

  • Why would someone want this role?
  • What exciting projects will they work on?
  • How will they make an impact on the company in this role?
  • How would you describe your management style?
  • What about this position is most important?
  • Can you explain what training is like?
  • How is your feedback process structured?
  • What are a few ideals triats are you looking for in this role?
  • What are the top 3 things this person could do to exceed your expectations in first 90 days?
  • What’s your favorite part about working here?

Talking Topics

Sales

Record your selfie on your phone, not laptop. Talk about the topics your recruiting team assigned you. Once done, upload it using the button below.

  • What traits do the most successful members of this team possess?
  • Can you describe a day in the life?
  • Is there a specific sales playbook or sales process reps work by?
  • What are the top 3 things this person could do in their first 90 days?
  • Describe the sales process. Where do you get your leads? What's the process like after the leads have been obtained? And when does the sales process end?
  • How do you train new hires about your product/service?
  • What sales tools do you all use?
  • What is commission/success measured by? How do you know how you’re pacing to goals?
  • What’s your favorite part about working in sales here?
  • Is travel associated with this position? If so, how much?

Talking Topics

Engineering

Record your selfie on your phone, not laptop. Talk about the topics your recruiting team assigned you. Once done, upload it using the button below.

  • What are the ideal skills a developer would have?
  • What are the attributes that would make someone really successful in this position?
  • What are the top 3 things this person could do in their first 90 days?
  • Can you describe a day in the life?
  • Are people set up into different teams for various projects? Or is the work more independent?
  • What’s your favorite part about working in engineering here?
  • Describe the tools, languages and common code styles do you use?
  • Do you work cross-functionally with designers, marketers, etc or just with product?
  • What’s the training process look like?
  • What’s the development process look like from a ticket to code to production?

Talking Topics

Product

Record your selfie on your phone, not laptop. Talk about the topics your recruiting team assigned you. Once done, upload it using the button below.

  • What traits would make someone very successful in this position?
  • Can you describe a day in the life?
  • How important is having a technical background?
  • What’s the training process look like?
  • Describe the product process. Where do you get your tasks and projects? How are they prioritized? What’s the process like once an initiative kicks off?
  • What are the top 3 things this person could do in their first 90 days?
  • What product tools do you all use?
  • How much ownership does the product team have to determine product’s strategy?
  • What’s your favorite part about working here?
  • What KPIs are used to measure the success of the product and the product team? Who determines KPIs? Are they updated regularly?

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