Secrets of the Job Hunt


Monday, January 15, 2007

This Video Resume Site Needs Work

These guys appear to be the first site to charge a job seeker to post their "video" resume. The cost? $9.95 per year.

The idea sounds good but it fails to deliver in many ways. First, the site does not display well in Firefox browsers. When I checked it out in Internet Explorer the site has an amateurish look and feel to it. They even have a cheezy look-a-like trumpasaurus character like Monster as a logo.
To view a video one must double-click on it which is counter-intuitive to what people do now (no one double clicks on the web). And by charging job seekers they wont attract a large pool of candidates for employers to browse. Why pay when you can post on Youtube for free?

If Youtube were smart they'd start their own recruiting channel with video resumes and recruiting videos.

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