Welcome!

Blog Feed Post

Video Job Applications Set To Be The Hottest Recruitment Trend For 2014

  • Video accompaniment to traditional CV set to be a key trend in recruitment in 2014 with Marks & Spencer voicing their support
  • 70% employers admit CVs no longer enough to differentiate between candidates
  • 74% job-seekers say their CV alone is no longer an effective tool in securing a new job with an average of 85 applicants per job[1]

Millions of Brits will be busily updating their CVs this month as they join the January job hunt, but new research reveals employers no longer see a traditional CV as an effective way of assessing potential candidates.

Recruitment specialist Hello My Name Is… (HMNI) questioned hundreds of UK business leaders to ascertain what makes one CV more engaging than another and discovered that candidates uploading a video accompaniment alongside their CV have the edge. "While the technology for video applications has been in place for some time, only now are candidates taking full advantage of this option, which in turn has given recruiters a real appetite for innovative applications," said Jonathan Flint, joint managing director of HMNI with partner James Hyde. "As such we predict a video accompaniment will be an essential part of applying for a job in 2014."

Dubbed a "MeVie" the latest video concept, available at www.hellomynameis.co, enables job-seekers to present themselves in a more engaging and personal way by showcasing their personality and personal attributes - something way beyond the capabilities of a written CV.

This direct approach has gained the support of several corporate firms that are inundated with applications, including high street leader Marks and Spencer. The retail giant's executive director of general merchandise, John Dixon, said: "As an employer, there's no doubt it can be problematic differentiating between candidates by CV alone. The MeVie allows you to see beyond the CV to the person behind it. The development of the MeVie is going to transform recruitment."

HMNI founders James Hyde and Jonathan Flint, who have more than 40 years' combined experience in executive search and recruitment, say that the MeVie comes at a time when employers view the traditional CV alone as a dated recruitment method - especially with an average of 85 applicants per job.[1]

And it seems job-seekers themselves agree. Looking into the effectiveness of CVs for both job-seekers and employers the study of both businesses and individuals commissioned by HMNI found that 74 per cent of job-seekers no longer deem a traditional CV, viewed in isolation, to be an effective tool in securing a new job. While many agreed a CV plays an important role because it demonstrates academic achievements and work experience, 83 per cent said it has become outdated as it fails to portray important qualities such as personality and confidence, as well as interpersonal and communication skills.

Indeed the research demonstrated that the majority (85 per cent) of job-seekers believe their personality is equally as important as their qualifications and experience when it comes to being successful at their job, and one in ten believe that in today's social media-savvy world there needs to be a fresh approach, so employers can see more of what a person has to offer during the initial application process.

What the research[2] found from a recruiter's point of view:

  • More than 70 per cent of recruiters find it hard to judge between CVs when the majority of candidates are equally well qualified.
  • Over 95 per cent would consider making a job offer to an individual who had qualifications less than those stipulated, if upon meeting them they seemed to be perfect for the role in every other way.
  • More than 94 per cent believe a CV doesn't always give the full picture of what a candidate has to offer.

James Hyde, co-founder of HMNI, said: "The MeVie is the leading trend in recruitment for 2014 and beyond. It's set to revolutionise both the way people apply for jobs and the way recruiters shortlist applications, by embracing video as an effective solution to seeing beyond the CV.

"Our research confirms it can be really tricky for recruiters to differentiate between candidates' written applications but a MeVie gives job-seekers the ability to showcase so much more than their qualifications.

"Forty years of collective experience has taught us that January is the peak month for job searches and the Monday following the first full week back in the office after the festive break is the busiest date of all in the job search calendar for 2014. As such we have labelled January 13th National New Job Day and to mark the occasion we're giving one January job-seeker the opportunity to embark on a rewarding career in recruitment with Hello My Name Is…"

The exciting job opportunity with HMNI is for the position of brand ambassador working within the recruitment market and amongst both post graduates and undergraduates in their final year. For more information and/or to apply for the role visit www.hellomynameis.co

Ends

[1]Research by The Association of Graduate Recruiters 2012 http://bbc.in/1hv55uO
[2]Research carried out by 500 recruiters by Your Say Pays in January 2014

For more information or interview opportunities, please contact Pete, Rachel, Gill or Tamarind on 0113 243 1117 or email [email protected]

Notes to Editors
Hello My Name Is… is a new, innovative video based recruitment portal aimed at helping recruiters to see the personality behind the CV whilst at the same time enabling job-seekers to promote themselves in a more interactive, engaging and personal way.

The company was founded by expert entrepreneurs James Hyde and Jonathan Flint who have more than 40 years' combined experience in executive search and recruitment. During the past decade James and Jonathan have successfully launched two recruitment companies, one focused on the executive search sector the other, volume based middle management recruitment.

Hello My Name Is… aims to save companies time and cost in helping to manage recruitment campaigns more efficiently. The website enables recruiters to view applicants more thoroughly and helps create more accurate short lists by gaining a "behind the CV" insight into job-seekers' personalities as well as communication and interpersonal skills.

Job-seekers can use Hello My Name Is…for free. To subscribe candidates simply create their own individual profile , attach a CV and any other accompanying documents, then, most importantly, upload a video of up to three minutes of themselves. The use of video gives candidates a unique opportunity to stand out from the crowd and sell themselves in support of their CV to recruiters.

Hello My Name Is… provides complete confidentiality with candidates having the confidence that their details will only be viewed by the company to which they have applied. Alternatively, if a candidate is more open about looking for a new job, they can allow their details to be viewed and searched by other recruiters that are looking to hire. Candidates do not have access to view fellow job-seekers' profiles.

*Research carried out with 1,000 respondents by Your Say Pays in January 2014.

For more information please visit www.hellomynameis.co

Source: RealWire

Read the original blog entry...

More Stories By RealWire News Distribution

RealWire is a global news release distribution service specialising in the online media. The RealWire approach focuses on delivering relevant content to the receivers of our client's news releases. As we know that it is only through delivering relevance, that influence can ever be achieved.

Latest Stories
DX World EXPO, LLC, a Lighthouse Point, Florida-based startup trade show producer and the creator of "DXWorldEXPO® - Digital Transformation Conference & Expo" has announced its executive management team. The team is headed by Levent Selamoglu, who has been named CEO. "Now is the time for a truly global DX event, to bring together the leading minds from the technology world in a conversation about Digital Transformation," he said in making the announcement.
"Space Monkey by Vivent Smart Home is a product that is a distributed cloud-based edge storage network. Vivent Smart Home, our parent company, is a smart home provider that places a lot of hard drives across homes in North America," explained JT Olds, Director of Engineering, and Brandon Crowfeather, Product Manager, at Vivint Smart Home, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Conference Guru has been named “Media Sponsor” of the 22nd International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 5-7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York, NY. A valuable conference experience generates new contacts, sales leads, potential strategic partners and potential investors; helps gather competitive intelligence and even provides inspiration for new products and services. Conference Guru works with conference organizers to pass great deals to gre...
DevOps is under attack because developers don’t want to mess with infrastructure. They will happily own their code into production, but want to use platforms instead of raw automation. That’s changing the landscape that we understand as DevOps with both architecture concepts (CloudNative) and process redefinition (SRE). Rob Hirschfeld’s recent work in Kubernetes operations has led to the conclusion that containers and related platforms have changed the way we should be thinking about DevOps and...
The Internet of Things will challenge the status quo of how IT and development organizations operate. Or will it? Certainly the fog layer of IoT requires special insights about data ontology, security and transactional integrity. But the developmental challenges are the same: People, Process and Platform. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Craig Sproule, CEO of Metavine, demonstrated how to move beyond today's coding paradigm and shared the must-have mindsets for removing complexity from the develop...
In his Opening Keynote at 21st Cloud Expo, John Considine, General Manager of IBM Cloud Infrastructure, led attendees through the exciting evolution of the cloud. He looked at this major disruption from the perspective of technology, business models, and what this means for enterprises of all sizes. John Considine is General Manager of Cloud Infrastructure Services at IBM. In that role he is responsible for leading IBM’s public cloud infrastructure including strategy, development, and offering m...
The next XaaS is CICDaaS. Why? Because CICD saves developers a huge amount of time. CD is an especially great option for projects that require multiple and frequent contributions to be integrated. But… securing CICD best practices is an emerging, essential, yet little understood practice for DevOps teams and their Cloud Service Providers. The only way to get CICD to work in a highly secure environment takes collaboration, patience and persistence. Building CICD in the cloud requires rigorous ar...
Companies are harnessing data in ways we once associated with science fiction. Analysts have access to a plethora of visualization and reporting tools, but considering the vast amount of data businesses collect and limitations of CPUs, end users are forced to design their structures and systems with limitations. Until now. As the cloud toolkit to analyze data has evolved, GPUs have stepped in to massively parallel SQL, visualization and machine learning.
"Evatronix provides design services to companies that need to integrate the IoT technology in their products but they don't necessarily have the expertise, knowledge and design team to do so," explained Adam Morawiec, VP of Business Development at Evatronix, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
To get the most out of their data, successful companies are not focusing on queries and data lakes, they are actively integrating analytics into their operations with a data-first application development approach. Real-time adjustments to improve revenues, reduce costs, or mitigate risk rely on applications that minimize latency on a variety of data sources. In his session at @BigDataExpo, Jack Norris, Senior Vice President, Data and Applications at MapR Technologies, reviewed best practices to ...
Widespread fragmentation is stalling the growth of the IIoT and making it difficult for partners to work together. The number of software platforms, apps, hardware and connectivity standards is creating paralysis among businesses that are afraid of being locked into a solution. EdgeX Foundry is unifying the community around a common IoT edge framework and an ecosystem of interoperable components.
"ZeroStack is a startup in Silicon Valley. We're solving a very interesting problem around bringing public cloud convenience with private cloud control for enterprises and mid-size companies," explained Kamesh Pemmaraju, VP of Product Management at ZeroStack, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Large industrial manufacturing organizations are adopting the agile principles of cloud software companies. The industrial manufacturing development process has not scaled over time. Now that design CAD teams are geographically distributed, centralizing their work is key. With large multi-gigabyte projects, outdated tools have stifled industrial team agility, time-to-market milestones, and impacted P&L stakeholders.
"Akvelon is a software development company and we also provide consultancy services to folks who are looking to scale or accelerate their engineering roadmaps," explained Jeremiah Mothersell, Marketing Manager at Akvelon, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Enterprises are adopting Kubernetes to accelerate the development and the delivery of cloud-native applications. However, sharing a Kubernetes cluster between members of the same team can be challenging. And, sharing clusters across multiple teams is even harder. Kubernetes offers several constructs to help implement segmentation and isolation. However, these primitives can be complex to understand and apply. As a result, it’s becoming common for enterprises to end up with several clusters. Thi...