This resource was used in a class of 22 students studying the BA degree in Foreign languages: English and Spanish. Students were attending a C2 English language course, English Language VI, part of the 3rd year plan of studies. As part of the syllabus, students were discussing the topic of money matters, of which employment and jobs were a subtopic.
As this was implemented in the second semester of 2020/2021, during the peak of the pandemic, where blended learning became the most common teaching/learning system, this video CV became a more appealing and motivating resource for the students.
Students recalled the organisation and writing of a Curriculum vitae and cover letters. However, to make them step out of a more traditional way of writing CV and aiming at making use of technology easily available nowadays, students were asked to watch this video CV as a model for the one they would have to make at home, as part of a project assignment.
In a more digital and competitive business world, many companies do not have time to read all the CV they receive every day, so a video CV seems to be the best solution. Faced with this new reality, students then watched this video CV and, following a project-based approach, they had to design their own video CV. They were given around two weeks to have it ready. The students enjoyed watching this video CV, on YouTube, and their results were indeed very good, making original and very engaging video CVs which they can later use when applying for a real job soon.