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1. Place your order and upload your resume.

  • Attach your resume as a word or .pdf document.
  • We will convert your resume to the standard Executive Preview format and host it on your own Executive Preview webpage.
  • Your Own Website Resume URL Link: www.executivepreview.com/yourname

    2. Prepare for your video shoot.

    • Develop an effective message by focusing on the most important information you want people to know about you.
      • Welcome
        • Your message should be direct and to the point. This is your first exposure and must convey confidence. It should be sincere and personal.
          “Hi, I’m John Doe, and I want to personally welcome you to my Executive Preview.”
      • Goals
        • Outline your career objectives and overall goals. Be realistic with your level of experience.
          “I am looking for a leadership role where I can…”
      • Career Highlights
        • Give the highlights of your work experience and any major accomplishments and how they have helped develop your leadership skills.
          “Over my career, I have…”
      • Qualities
        • Briefly give an overview of your greatest strengths and leadership qualities, as well as a glimpse of your leadership style.
          "I have been a CPA for X years…"
          "I know what it takes to manage an international sales force…"
          "My experience has enabled me to deal with crisis situations…"
      • Education
        • If applicable, give a quick overview of your education. Most executive-level positions assume a good education and weigh more on experience.
      • Personal
        • Give a short bio on any personal information you want to share.
          "I have been married for X years and have X children..."
          "I enjoy the outdoors..."
      • Thank you
        • Give a sincere thank-you for reviewing your resume, and invite them to contact you for a personal interview.
          “Once again, I want to thank you for looking at my Executive Preview. Please feel free to give me a call if you have any questions. I look forward to talking with you soon.”
    • Dress for success.
      • Your first impression
        • An Executive Preview is your first step in the interview process, and it is said that 55% of someone’s perception of you is based on how you look. While you are selling yourself and your skills to a potential employer, the first thing they will notice is your attire. You must make every effort to have the proper dress, and if in doubt, it is best to be conservative.
        • NO body piercings should be visible, except for conservative earrings for women.


          IMPORTANT NOTE FOR CLOTHING…Do not wear green, sheen fabrics, busy patterns, or stripes, as they interfere with the processing of the video footage.

      • Basic Guidelines
        • Men
          • Suit (navy, black, or dark grey)
          • Long sleeve shirt (white or coordinated with suit)
          • Belt – do not wear a large buckle
          • Conservative tie…bottom of tie should be at the belt if wearing an open coat
          • Neat, professional hairstyle
          • Clean and neatly trimmed nails
        • Women
          • Suit (navy, black, or dark grey)
          • The skirt should be long enough so you can sit down comfortably
          • Coordinated blouse
          • Limited jewelry (no dangling earrings or arms full of bracelets)
          • Professional hairstyle
          • Light make-up
          • Clean and neatly manicured nails
    • Rehearse, Rehearse, Rehearse
      • Poise
        • Remember, you are looking for an executive leadership position… Confidence is the key to an effective presentation. Standing in front of a camera can be intimidating even for the best presenters, so practice your speech before you get to the studio. They will remember some of what you say, but they will be more interested in HOW you say it. Speak with confidence and don’t use “um” as a crutch.
      • Memorize
        • Memorize your script if possible. You will have a tele-prompter at the studio, but try not to depend on it.
      • Rehearse
        • You should recite your presentation out loud multiple times. Rehearse in front of a mirror, a friend, or record yourself with a camcorder…then critique your presentation honestly and try to improve areas that are weak.
      • Choreograph
        • You should choreograph your presentation, using hand gestures to emphasize important points, but do not overdue it.
        • Many people have nervous ticks or tend to rock back and forth when they get nervous…figure out what yours is, and try to control it during your video shoot.
     

    3. Attend your recording session, then start circulating your Executive Preview.

  • We will follow up with you and schedule your recording session at one of our certified studios in your area.
  • We can usually get you into a studio within two weeks. Studio time is limited, so be sure and rehearse your speech.
  • Once recorded, your Executive Preview should be online within five to seven business days.
  • Connect people to your Executive Preview through email, or post your Executive Preview link anywhere on the Internet.
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    Quick Contact

    Tel: (615) 459-0444
    Fax: (615) 459-0488
    Email: info@executivepreview.com