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What is a Caregiver Profile Video?
Learn how a quick video can boost your professional profile and help you match with clients
Filling out each section of your Herewith profile helps us show you clients that really match what you’re looking for, making your job search faster and more rewarding.
As you complete your profile, you’ll be asked if you’d like to personalize your profile with a video. You might be wondering why you should add a video, when you’ve already added a photo. The answer is simple: a video makes new clients more excited to meet you!
Our data shows that caregivers with a profile video get the most job offers. In this article, we’ll share our tips on making a great video to attract your ideal clients.
Boost your visibility with a profile video
Why does a profile video make such a big difference with in-home care? Because your future clients and their families want to get to know you, and your video gives them a chance to do just that without even picking up the phone.
We’ve found that caregivers who posted a warm, friendly 30-second profile video ranked highest among families on our app. Show that you’re a top candidate with a profile video!
Make a strong first impression as a care professional
Get interviews with families that connect with your personality & experience
Stand out among other candidates by sharing what makes you unique
A good fit for a caregiver job can mean something different to everyone, so how can Herewith help you find what you’re looking for?
Your profile video, combined with all the details you enter on your profile—like rate of pay, commuting distance, your availability, and the types of care you currently provide—helps connect you with clients that meet your needs & preferences. A better fit means less time switching jobs, and more time to live your life.
How to make a great profile video
Making a quick video is easier than you might think. Here are our tips on how to make a great video:
Plan what you’d like to say
Take a few minutes to brainstorm or jot down some notes for yourself.
Make a great first impression with professional attire and a neutral, tidy background.
Do a sound check
Find a quiet space to record—it’s important that your future clients can hear you nice and clearly. Practice a couple times to feel confident!
Relax & be yourself
This is all about sharing who you are. Simply follow the prompts and let your personality shine through.
Take your time
Not satisfied? You can re-record until you get the perfect take. Most caregivers re-record their video profile a few times.
What do clients want to hear in your profile video?
The best way to feel confident about what you’ll say in your video is to plan ahead. So grab a pen and a notebook or tap out a list on your phone.
Just imagine you are introducing yourself… because that’s exactly what you’re doing! Start by making a list of things you want a future client to know about you. Try coming up with a couple quick and easy things like where you’re from and how long you’ve been a caregiver. Then, branch out into something more personal, like what inspires you about caregiving.
Here are a few topics to consider:
Your name and where you’re from
How long you’ve been a caregiver
Special credentials, certificates, or schools you’ve attended
What inspires you about caregiving
Your favorite memory of working with a client
A little bit about your personality as a caregiver (Bonus: give an example!)
A time when you felt you were able to make a difference in your client’s life
What do you like to do outside of work? (Do you love gardening, spending time with family, or have a favorite sport?)
Remember your client is looking for reasons to get excited about you, your personality, and style of care. Aim for friendliness, openness, and empathy. But most of all, be yourself.
Next time a client reaches out for an interview, you can take it as an extra vote of confidence that they’re excited about what you shared and are ready to learn more.
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