Job hunting is difficult. Especially when you haven’t had to look in a while – getting back in the saddle is a difficult thing to do. Trawling through job adverts fromrecruiters, direct employers, with specific experience needed (even though you know you could do the job) all becomes a real pain. And nothing happens quickly enough.
Recent studies of job seekers show that over 85% do not feel that a CV shows who they really are, or what they can bring to a potential employer. And yet, this is the only thing you were able to use to get that interview.
How about looking at the other side? Way back in 2014, an employer study showed that over 70% of employers felt that CVs were no longer enough to differentiate yourself from other candidates.
By attaching a short video to your CV, you have twice as much of a chance of getting invited to that interview – even if your CV isn’t an exact match to the role. Mainly because you can show that you have the right attitude, a great personality, and the drive to think outside of the box to get the job done.
This was all the data we had to go on, and we decided that we could try and find a way to help. And it had to be FREE. Video seemed to be the most obvious choice, but it comes in so many different flavours that it can be tricky to see what works, and what doesn’t. We decided to get to work with over 100 HR professionals currently leading recruitment campaigns, and ask them what it is that they want to find out from the first interview. We thought, if we can get this information from the candidate earlier in the process, it would give them a fighting chance of standing out against all the other candidates.
Our survey showed these as the top three questions that hiring managers want to ask when they interview you:
- Why would you like to work with our company?
- Why are you looking for a new position?
- What do you know about our business?
Very broad, and applicable to most vacant jobs. Our next job was to find a way to package these up, and offer a way for a candidate to get these points over in a simple way, in less than 10 minutes – and it still has to be completely FREE.
We’ve now launched BetterthanaCV.com – check it out for yourself.
The platform allows you to upload your CV and record a very short video answering some questions. We even package them together and send them to the hiring manager for you all in less than 10 minutes. You can use BetterthanaCV.com to apply for as many jobs as you like, and the hiring managers get back to you directly – with no middle man.
There is no cost for you, or the person hiring you.
By sending a BetterthanaCV.com application, you will stand out from the crowd – and save your new company a bunch of time by cutting out the need for a telephone or even a first stage interview.
As another positive, by sending a video and showing commitment to the role itself, you increase your chances of feedback by 800%!
Go practice your interview technique now, at BetterthanaCV.com