The video job board, the new way to hire and job search!
Imagine for a moment, being able to search for work opportunities or job candidates without having to read or write lengthy resumes. As it is, the traditional written resume is beginning to show its age as we move into the fast paced digital age where everything is constantly being refined to maximize time, resources, and overall impact. This is where we believe that the video job board is the way of the future, but what even is a video job board and what are the advantages? In this article, we seek to provide you with the reasons why both employers and employees benefit the most from this format.
What is a job board in video format?
Essentially it’s an online platform that enables both employers and job seekers to share and view job postings and resumes in the form of short dynamic videos.
The idea of creating a job bank in video format came from the need to adapt to the constantly changing trends in the labor market where personality, creativity, and the skills of candidates are highly valued.
The very first platform that pioneered the way into this modern method of job seeking and hiring was the app, CazVid. In 2021, CazVid was launched and was the only job board platform exclusively in video format. It offers a free and paid service to easily and quickly post and view job offerings and resumes in the form of 30 second videos. It even allows you to make direct contact with candidates and employers within the app without any tedious process.
Advantages of a job market in video format
When it comes to the advantages of using video in the employment process, here’s a list of some of the benefits that we’ve found:
- Saves time: Video streamlines the selection process by doing away with all the intermediate phases and facilitates direct communication between the parties. To put it simply, video can convey a lot more information in a smaller window of time.
- Saves money: With video, there’s no need to print physical resumes, pay for advertising, or travel for a face to face interview.
- Expanded reach: Digital technology provides you with a global platform where you can access job opportunities as well as candidates without the limitations of geographical location. Filter your search according to the desired criteria and find the ideal candidate or opportunity.
- Stand out from the competition: Audio and visual tools offer a greater level of creative options that can be used to stand out from the competition and be seen. It also provides you with the ability to convey your personality and enthusiasm which can help you connect with an individual or company on a human level.
Participation requirements when using a video job board
When it comes to participating in a job market that’s in a video format, here’s some general basic requirements that you might come across:
- Age limit: If you are a minor, you must meet the legal requirements to work.
- Academic or professional qualifications: Depending on the position, you may be required to possess a certain level of Education, experience, or skill.
- Must have a device with a camera, microphone, and internet connection in order to share and view job listing videos and resume videos.
- Must comply with the community guidelines: Every platform has their own rules of etiquette, respect, and professionalism that’s required in order to interact with individuals and companies in the video job marketplace.
Success stories of this type of job boards
Ana’s a graphic designer who was looking for a flexible and creative job. Using CazVid, she found an offer that caught her attention, mainly because of the company’s short recruitment video that showed an attractive work environment and culture. Ana recorded a video resume, highlighting her skills and portfolio, and submitted her application. The next day she received a message from her employer inviting her to an online interview. Ana started working a week later.
Carlos is a businessman who needed to hire an administrative assistant for his office. He published a job offer on CazVid, explaining the functions and requirements of the position. Carlos received several responses from candidates who sent him their video resumes. Thanks to the video format, Carlos was able to both see and hear the candidates which helped him immensely in the selection process. He contacted them through the app, giving them a brief online test. The end result was that Carlos chose the candidate that best suited his needs.
Laura is a student who was looking for a part-time job to combine with her studies. She watched a job listing video on CazVid that interested her because she could actually see the type of work as well as the conditions. Laura recorded her video resume, highlighting her availability, attitude and previous experience. After submitting her application, she received a message from the employer, congratulating her on her video and offering her the job. Laura accepted the offer and started working the next day.
These are just a few examples of how a video job board can benefit the search for work and workers, and generate success stories for both parties.
Challenges of a video job board for the future
A video job board is an innovative and attractive modality that offers many advantages for employers and candidates, but also implies some challenges that must be faced to guarantee its success and sustainability in the future. Some of these challenges are:
- Personal data protection: These types of sites must guarantee the security and privacy of the personal data shared through the videos, as well as compliance with current regulations on data protection. For this, it must have technical and legal measures that prevent the improper or fraudulent use of the information.
- Accessibility: It’s important to ensure that all users can access and participate without barriers or limitations, regardless of their personal, social or geographical characteristics. To do this, it must adapt to the needs and preferences of users, offering accessibility, diversity and inclusion options.
- Competition with other job searches: Job video platforms must differentiate themselves against other platforms or media that provide similar or complementary services, such as social networks, employment agencies, web portals, etc. To do this, it must offer added value that makes it more attractive and effective for users.
- Quality: It’s important to ensure the quality of the content that’s published and displayed, both from a technical and content perspective. To do this, you must establish quality criteria and filters that guarantee the relevance, veracity and professionalism of the videos.
- Training: A video job market should provide users with the necessary training to take full advantage of the possibilities offered by this modality. To do this, it must offer resources and guidance to record and view the videos, as well as to improve digital and work skills.
In conclusion, these are just some of the challenges that arise for video job boards as we go forward into the future. The important thing is to be prepared and willing to face them with creativity and proactivity. The advantages of this type of format, its usability and relevance for the labor market are taking orders of priority that will accelerate short-term changes in the way of looking for work and workers.