Each time you apply for a shift, there’s a big chance other candidates are vying for the same role as you - so it’s important to make sure your profile leaves a lasting impression on the employer. Use this checklist to make sure your profile video ticks all the right boxes:
Wear a uniform
Similar to when you attend an assessment, we recommend you wear a hospitality uniform if you have one available. If you don't have a uniform yet, don't worry. Looking neat and professional is OK too.
Think about the framing
When you're filming, make sure you're standing in front of a plain wall in a room with lots of natural light. Record your video in a landscape frame and make sure you only include your head and shoulders.
Keep it short and sweet
Your video should be between 25 and 30 seconds long. Feel free to film it on your smartphone.
Before you hit record, practice what you want to say. A good format to follow is a quick introduction, briefly explain your experience and skills, a little bit about your personality and interests and a sign-off message to potential employers ("I hope to work with you soon!"). For more inspiration, check out our video notes here.
Make sure you look professional
Treat this video like a digital CV and your chance to address employers directly. We recommend you dress professionally, speak clearly and politely, and make sure you smile and let your personality shine through.