I recently discovered the site GetHired.com. I figured the Internet has enough job websites out there so is there really a need for another? But GetHired.com points out some of the flaws in the hiring process and makes one search for the right candidate much more interesting. With GetHired.com the job seeker and employer can use video or audio to make the hiring process more personal.
From Job Seeker Perspective
From the job seeker side GetHired.com boasts the following:
- Track status for each job you have applied for.
- Alert you with appropriate jobs you are qualified for
- See which employers have reviewed your profile
- Track how many times your profile has been viewed.
- Schedule interviews through their video conferencing system.
I would like to mention I love how easy the registration process is. I uploaded my resume quickly and accurately from a word document. There was no hours of form filling. But I submitted my resume almost a week ago and my account is still under review. I would like to add the site needs more jobs. When I searched my city nothing came up (I live in a large city) but hopefully that will change as the sites grows in popularity. I also didn’t like the fact that when I signed up for the site I had to share it on facebook, or on twitter, or via email to get the “who’s viewed me” activated. I really don’t want to spam my friends. But at least the “who’s viewed me feature” is free, unlike LinkedIn.com.
From an Employer Perspective
For the employers GetHired boasts:
- Employers can pre-screen candidates using video and voice
- Automatically schedule interviews online
- Search video resumes that are ready for an interview right now
- When posting a job on multiple websites, GetHired.com creates a link back to their sites where users can apply.
I think from an employer perspective this site is great. What makes it great is employers ability to post interview questions online and have the applicant respond in a video or audio interview. Everybody knows how important first impressions are and people can decide if the applicant is worthwhile for a person-to-person interview. I remember when I was a coop student and a hiring manager asked me, “What is the most important skill you can have at work”. I answered incorrectly and the answer he was looking for was communication skills. When using GetHired.com the employer can definitely get an idea of how good the applicant’s communication skills are.
In conclusion, I really like this site. Personally, I hate writing cover letters because I think no one will read it. Making a video cover letter is much more personal. We all know that first impression is everything. If the job seeker makes a good first impression they will increase their change for a person to person interview.