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Frequently Asked Questions for Jobseekers
What is a Vyre Video ?

A Vyre is a 30 - 90 second video created by you to pitch to prospective employers and recruiters. It is a way for you to showcase your abilities beyond the capabilities of a traditional text resume. It allows prospective employers to see and hear you, and get a feel of how you present yourself.

What are the benefits of a Vyre? Why should I do it?

A 30 second Vyre pitch gives you an edge over a candidate with a mere text resume, thereby increasing your chances of being hired by almost 70%. Vyre, helps employers assess the candidacy of a candidate that would have been otherwise difficult. When you record your profile with a positive body language, the employer feels attracted and engaged. It helps you express your enthusiasm and can easily put across your feelings and your aspirations that you look forward to in a job.

What should I say on my Vyre?

You should introduce yourself, talk about your experience and skills and essentially summarise why you are a good candidate for the position. You have 30-90 seconds, so use your video to tell what employers can’t discover from your resume alone. For example, talk about that Award that you won or how you were successful in a project or a task assigned to you.

What is the ideal length of a Vyre?

An ideal Vyre should be about 30-90 seconds long. Anything longer and you risk the recruiter giving up and not watching the entire video.

How to shoot a Vyre?

There are many creative ways a Vyre can be shot but here is a simple and more straight forward way of doing it -

Try to approach recording a Vyre in the same way you would do a face-to-face meeting. Here is a checklist for your benefit.

  • Camera – This can be a digital camera, a phone camera or even the webcam on your computer.

  • Location – Shoot the video in a well-lit room, with the light falling on your face, and not behind you or on either side of your face.

  • Framing – Try and shoot from your waist-up. Make sure that both your shoulders are visible and that top of your head is not getting cut-off anytime during the video.

  • Eye-line – Make sure that the device is at your eye-line and you are not looking down at the camera.

  • Avoid recording yourself – Either use a tripod to stabilize the camera or request someone else to record it for you. This is to avoid unnecessary jerks in the video, making it easier on the eye and more appealing to the recruiter.

Can I record a Vyre from my phone camera?

Vyre is all about simplicity and ease of use. Yes, you can record Vyre on your phone, It would be cool if your phone camera is high resolution, because it would give you better results.