The Nutshells Frequently Asked Questions page

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What would you say you do here?
A: The Nutshells helps job seekers use video to tell stories that go beyond the resume to truly highlight their experience, skills, interests and accomplishments.

Q: And why do I need that?
A: You may not. But many people labor over making their resume “perfect” but never feel like it accurately represents who they are and the value they’d bring to a role.

Q: How does a Nutshells video help?
A: A Nutshells video helps you tell the story you want in a few ways. First, it allows you to break from the chronological nature of your resume. Now, the last job you’ve held doesn’t need to be the most important. Highlight the position you feel reflects the roles you’re going after. Second, it allows you to make functional connections between jobs. What if you’re had 7+ years of purchasing responsibilities, or 5+ years managing people? Highlight them in your video story. Next, your video story can show off your personality. Have a passion, or a fun fact you’d like to highlight to show prospective employers you’re human? Go right ahead. Last, a Nutshells video brings your story to life in a format people want to engage, with sight, sound, and motion.

Q: How do I start?
A: Open a free account with The Nutshells and we’ll walk you through the process of filling out your video story with a little bit of structure and a lot of opportunity to make it yours.

Q: What does it cost?
A: In the future there may be a charge to create and host Nutshells videos, but today The Nutshells is a free service. Any Nutshells videos created in this “free” phase will not be subject to hosting charges in the future.

Q: Where is the video hosted?
A: Currently your Nutshells video will be hosted on the Vimeo platform, but managed through The Nutshells. You can choose your URL as long as it’s available.

Example:  https://vimeo.com/thenutshells/yourvideoname

Q: Will my video be available for anyone to find?
A: No. Your video will only show where you’ve shared/posted it.

Q: When can I expect my video?
A: Once you’ve submitted the elements to your video story, our team will produce your video and share your link. This process can take from a few hours to a day, depending on the number of videos ahead of you.

Q: Can I make changes to my video?
A: Definitely. We’ll work with you to get your video story looking and sounding as you want. Turn-around time on video edits will depend on the number of videos in the production queue, but we’ll work with you to get it right.

Q: How many videos can I create?
A: Currently, each account holder can have one live video at a time. In the future, we anticipate allowing more than one.

Q: Can I get a copy of my video?
A: Your Nutshells video is the intellectual property of The Nutshells, but you’re free to link to your video as long as the Service and your Account are in good standing.

Q: Where can I promote my Nutshells video?
A: A Nutshells video is meant to complement your resume and profiles on career sites like LinkedIn. Here’s how you can add it there.

Q: Who do I contact with any issues with my account or my Nutshells video?
A: Send any questions, concerns, or suggestions to support@thenutshells.com.

Have a question that isn’t among our “Frequently Asked”? Send them to support@thenutshells.com.