world a few years ago. The only option I could find were these video resume services.
My clients are not making decisions to interview someone based on how they look, whether or not they can smile into a web cam or their choice of hair style. They make decisions based on qualifications for the role at hand.
I agree that resumes need to change. My disagreement is in how that change should take place. I feel very strongly that a person's ability to communicate effectively when speaking about their background is critical. For this reason I decided to have a tool built which captures that - and only that.
The logistics of video is a stumbling block. It does not fit with my sense of "urgency" when a qualified candidate has been identified.
Everyone has a phone in their pocket. When I have an opening someone fits - I simply call them, grab the conversation and stick the relevant part or two on top of the resume.
Before diving into this project I surveyed every client I have worked with in the past decade. None (zero) had any interest in watching a candidate stare into a web cam going over some rehearsed career story. What they DID have interest in was in hearing them, in their own words, describe their background in detail.
All I can say is it works wonderfully. My clients pay me to have these discussions with the candidates I introduce. Now I simply present the work I am doing for them. It adds a huge value.…
son introduced THAT DAY. Not 2 or 3 days from now once they've gone to Best Buy and picked up a web cam, got a hair cut and practiced their lines over and over.
Video resumes: not taking off.
Now video interviews on the other hand? Sure. It makes sense if people are from out of town.
And the number of 1st interviews done on webcam is 73% by the way.......…
ing recorded video, not to mention saving thousands of $$ they would have normally spent on recruiters. Our clients have successfully hired 100's of employees using our service and find it to be quite successful at focusing on the best people before meeting them in person, its proven not to be a waste of time. So you can pay 30K or $100 bucks for the same result. Thankfully more and more businesses are beginning to realize the benefits and video and in the future it will be will be a normal part of the hiring process.…
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But let's face it. Fall is coming and we need to get prepared for frigid temps again.
And, what better way than with the iHat. Check it out. Here is an idea for Slouch (Jason Davis), sew the Recruitingblogs.com logo on the side and give them out for RecruitFest this year. …