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Your skills section is key to displaying your expertise in dealing with video footage. However, it’s not just about hard skills. You will also need to address the soft (intangible) skills you have that will help in the role. A professional video editor should have plenty of tools in their arsenal, so here’s your opportunity to list your abilities that are relevant to the role. Here are some skills hiring managers look for in a video editor:
Remember to highlight skills that are necessary for the role as a priority. You should also give examples of previous video projects where you’ve used these skills. This shows how you can be an asset to an employer’s film and video needs.
Most job descriptions for a video editor will specify which editing programs they work with. These include Apple Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, and Avid Media Composer. Job seekers should check with the advertised role for mentions of specific video editing software.
Yes, you should always write a cover letter. This allows you to expand on some of the sections from your resume and provides a personal touch. Take a look at our advice for an effective cover letter.
Check out our helpful guide to writing a targeted resume. One tip is to address the keywords used in the job description. This will vary from job to job as video editing roles will often specify what software knowledge is needed. This will help your resume pass reviews from applicant tracking systems (ATS) that hiring managers use to screen resumes.
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