THE POWER OF VIDEO
Learn How Video is Changing the Way Vets Get Hired
Digging deep is what we do and the pre-interview is at the heart of it. It's all about making people feel comfortable and encouraged. We start by letting candidates tell us their story. Then we poke and prod until we uncover those life nuggets that need to be shared. Everyone's story is unique and it's our mission to tell it in a way that positions these Vets for success. Often, our veterans return from service only to find that their resumes, though not conventional, might not truly reflect their life experience but the strengths they bring to the workforce are undeniable. The pre-interview, whether by phone or Skype, lets us uncover the qualities that will get them hired and make a plan before we shoot and edit their video.
On the day of the shoot we concentrate on elevating these candidates through story. We coach and prepare them to tell their story with examples and anecdotes. We make sure they are putting their best self forward, both in appearance and communication. We will coach them on wardrobe selection, hair, make-up and how to emphasize their skills. For candidates that have visuals that tell their story but are less comfortable on camera, we can use small bits of video and use voice over, B-Roll and still photos to tell their story.
We work to set just the right tone and let the strengths of the applicant shine through. We include music, graphics, photos and any other elements that are unique to the individual to provide a professional final version. Each candidate's video will be edited to highlight the skills required for the types of jobs they are applying for.
Once a video is finished it is given a unique link that can be added to a resume, cover letter, job application or LinkedIn profile. Candidates are taught how to leverage the power of their video and how to get it to the proper HR professionals. The link can be posted and kept private until you decide where to share it. You will also have the ability to take it down once you are hired.
The video is a faster and more engaging way to shorten the hiring process. By sending the link to future employers you have made it easier for them to imagine you as an employee that is a match with the required skills. The video can also help you tell your story and fill in the gaps you may have on a resume. Big Voice Video will help take you to the finish line.
HEAR THEiR STORIES
Founder, Bill Barnett's career has spanned the entertainment and communications spectrum, including Television, Film, Radio and digital technologies.
As founder of LikeLive, Bill focused on video technology in the education space helping students worldwide digitally interview to top colleges and universities. As these students began to graduate these same millennials used our services to apply for jobs and attach our video links to their resumes, LinkedIn profiles and job applications to gain a leg up on the competition.
Now Bill is solely focused on helping vets and underserved communities get jobs by telling their stories through “personal profiles” Our Big Voice Video mission is to help these communities express how their skills and passions translate to the everyday workforce environment.
Videographer/Editor, Shannan Leigh Reeve obtained her BA in Psychology
from CSU Northridge and currently resides in LosAngeles. As the daughter of a retired Lt. Col. in the USMC, Shannan has a vested interest in working with Veterans. She attributes her work ethic and cultural sensitivity to the years spent moving throughout the U.S. and abroad.
Shannan is also the co-owner Beleeve Entertainment with Chelese Belmont. Shannan has worked as a director, editor, 1st AD, and 2nd Unit Director on a variety of features,shorts, webseries, and industrials. Beleeve Entertainment’s feature on addiction, ‘Penumbra,' won Best Screenplay at the Chelsea Film Festival in2016 and is currently available on Amazon Video Direct.
Camera Assistant, Marem Hassler, a Swiss-Trinidadian mix, Marem was born and raised in Switzerland, where she studied law and theatre. She comes from a filmmaking and music family and speaks five languages. After establishing herself in England in theatre, Film, TV and worldwide commercials, she was offered the opportunity to continue doing so in the US.
She is the co- owner/ co-founder of Viscus Film- an avant garde - boutique Film company. With several award winning content.
Being exposed at very early age to filmmaking, she continues to define her own style, both in front and behind the camera. She works as a producer, actor, director and writer in Los Angeles, which is the home of Viscus Film.
Scott Duncan is a proven leader and senior executive who served twenty-one years in the USMC, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel in 2012. Since departing military service, he has worked in the nonprofit sector, helping transitioning service members and veterans obtain employment. He co-founded a nonprofit (The Veteran Asset -TVA), which focused on recruitment, training and placement of veterans into jobs in the renewable energy sector - eventually partnering with the Solar Ready Vets program under the Department of Energy (DoE). He is also experienced in business development and corporate sponsorships in support of transitioning veterans.
Scott is concentrating his efforts on expanding corporate sponsorship opportunities in support of the Big Voice Video program. These efforts will enable more veterans the opportunity to share their personal stories with future employers through the lens of professionally crafted videos.
Director of Veteran Business Outreach, Matthew Rosebaugh is an Army Special Operations Aviation leader who is passionate about helping transitioning veterans find fulfilling careers after the military. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science from the United States Military Academy at West Point and is a Master’s of Business Administration candidate at the Fisher College of Business. He has extensive expertise in strategic consulting, leadership development, and building positive relationships in decentralized networks.
Matthew is focused on helping Big Voice Video expand the role of video in the military transition process, allowing veterans to tell their story in a way that is meaningful and providing insight into their strengths and values.