The information provided on the traditional written CV generally tells us all we need to know about a candidate’s education, qualifications and working history but it tells us little or nothing about the person behind the application.
VID-CV's Video CV platform allows you to do this so that candidates can really sell themselves rather than just words. The opportunity to gain further information regarding a candidate’s capability together with some insights into their personal characteristics and qualities is one which the recruitment industry will embrace.
By incorporating Vid-CV into your application and selection process, you will gain an increased range and depth of candidate information allowing you to make better informed selection decisions and thereby optimise the quality of candidates you invite to interview. If you are a recruitment agency then the candidate content you put forward will undoubtedly be appreciated by your end clients.
With the exponential rise in online social networking and applications such as You Tube and Skype. This has made video-based communication almost the norm in today’s society and, as such, we believe that the opportunity to make a Vid-CV will be seen by most candidates as a natural progression in the job application process.
Of course, just as some applicants perform better at interview than others, some applicants will find making a Vid-CV easier than others - but by making the process as simple and user-friendly as possible and by providing comprehensive written and video-based guidance, we believe that most candidates will be happy to engage. The reviewers of the Vid-CV should of course look beyond the acting skills and look to ascertain the key assets on show - Content of what they say and the enthusiasm they show for the role.
What’s more important – the written CV or the Vid-CV?
They’re both important.
The written CV remains the primary source of information, containing, as it does, all the core information relating to the candidate’s education and employment history.
But important as it is, it still only provides a one-dimensional view of a candidate and is only part of the information recruiters require to make fully-informed selection decisions.
While not designed to replace a live interview, the Vid-CV fills in many of the knowledge gaps left by the written version, allowing recruiters to make much better informed decisions on who they invite for interview.
What we aim for is an integrated and balanced assessment process incorporating all sources of candidate information available to us. Contact us today about our video recruitment services and learn how you can get ahead today’s overcrowded job market.