Technology’s continuous impact on our everyday lives has made waves that have been felt throughout every industry there is. The recruitment industry, in particular, has benefited from the technological advancements that happened in recent decades. The process of hiring and recruitment talent has drastically changed and improved for the better.
Here in the Philippines, the concept of a video resume is now being explored. Job Pinoy aims to encourage companies in various industries to use this to take the step to the next level of streamlining the recruitment process. The future is here, and Job Pinoy is giving the opportunity to the job seekers and recruiters the key to it.
If you are a recruitment professional or a job seeker, this is the perfect time to be aware and welcome the power of change. Here is how a video resume will change the future of recruitment in the Philippines.
Improve the screening process
An essential step in recruitment is screening. This is where the recruitment staff scours the applications that they received to find the suitable ones and schedule them for an interview appointment. With the use of a video resume, the screening process will be streamlined.
A video can better reveal the articulation of an applicant. With most companies placing greater value on communication skills on their job hiring posts, the video resume will be more useful in assessing the best fit for a job opening. It can limit the interview pool because the necessary skills like communication can already be assessed while watching their video resume.
On the side of the applicants, they have a higher chance of catching an employer’s attention. Video resumes make things more appealing compared to just scrolling and browsing through plain text, which can be quite underwhelming. With a video resume, any candidate can set themselves apart from others by introducing and marketing themselves to employers creatively.
Provide a better perspective of an applicant
The video resume gives recruiters a chance to see applicants in another lens. They will be able to see more of what an applicant can do and a little bit more of their personality and character through a video resume. It opens up a more inclusive and wider ranged field of candidates to choose from which will help you look beyond credentials.
For capable yet overlooked applicants, the video resume can give them their time in the spotlight. There is a chance that there a lot of seemingly under-qualified, but competent individuals are not being looked at because they do not meet your experience requirements or work experience. The video resume reduces the number of candidates that fall under this crack. As we all know, sometimes, all a person needs is a fighting chance.