Introducing yourself or your family through a video could significantly increase your chances of finding a match and starting your Au Pair experience!
It is a great way of showing your personality and stand out among all the other applicants! Still, we know that it might be a bit overwhelming to sit in front of a camera and talk about yourself.
For this reason, in this post we have gathered a few useful tips that will help you produce a successful video!
One of the key success factors that will help you to find a Host Family is an attractive Au Pair profile. You can describe yourself in detail there, add a letter to the Host Family, some photos and also an introduction video. A video will help Au Pairs and Host Families to get a more real impression about you. Here we have collected some tips to help you create a nice video.
Present yourself. Try not to repeat all the details from your profile, as most people watching a video have probably gone through the profile as well. Make a brief intro about you: your name, occupation, where you are from, what you like, your hobbies and, most importantly, why you decided to take part in the program. You can share with your future Host Family or Au Pair how your typical day looks like. It will give them a great idea about your priorities and interests.
It would also be helpful to talk about your experience in childcare (if you have any) or about any other jobs you’ve had, what skills you gained from them, etc.
Introduce your family and friends. Let your friends and family say something about you to make the video more interactive. The third party opinion adds a special value. If you are a Host Family, you can show your home and future Au Pair room.
Choose an area with enough light, preferably natural one. This will ensure that your video is clear.
Try to set a clean and quiet background
Speak slowly and as clear as possible: every person has a specific language accent while talking. Your video will most likely be viewed by non-native speakers, so make sure they understand it. A good idea would be to rehearse what you want to say, as reading can worsen the quality of the video.
Wear appropriate clothes and make-up
Ask somebody to help you with the filming
Keep all of this in mind, but don’t forget to be confident and natural! Show what your real personality is like, so that you will be remembered.
Don’t be afraid to be creative. You can also make a video out of your pictures, short movies, with music background.
Nowadays, there are plenty of apps and softwares that can skyrock any visual material. From simple to professional, from desktop to cloud base options - you can find any editor of your taste. Check out the list of simple and free video editors you can use.
You need to upload the video on YouTube and share the URL at AuPair.com so users can watch it! Read the detailed instructions how you can upload the video on YouTube from different devices.