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HR platform giving jobseekers an edge amid COVID-19

Adrian Flores
Adrian Flores
15 July 2020 1 minute readShare
FaceCruit online platform

A South Australian software company has made its online platform freely accessible for jobseekers who have lost their job due to the coronavirus crisis to help them gain a competitive advantage in finding new work.

The FaceCruit online platform is designed to allow employers and jobseekers to easily integrate video into existing recruitment and job application processes.

The platform offers services for both employers and jobseekers. Employers can incorporate the requirement for online video interviews for people applying for positions, while jobseekers can also create an online profile of pre-recorded videos that they can send to employers by embedding their profile link into their digital resume or cover letter. 

In addition, employers will also be able to see other information the jobseeker has uploaded such as qualifications, accolades, even supporting videos from mentors and referees. 

In response to the coronavirus crisis, FaceCruit managing director Nick Thompson said the software firm will be offering free video CVs to people who have lost their job during COVID-19.

“When you think about it, it’s incredible that employers still shortlist you based on a two-page Word or PDF document. We want to give jobseekers the opportunity to make a more personal impact with employers through a quick video introduction,” Mr Thompson said.

“We’ve seen services like ZOOM become a commonplace business tool during the lockdown and we’re predicting that pre-recorded interviews will be just as important as your resume when it comes to job applications.”

Mr Thompson said the job market is expected to be extremely tight over the next few years, with more people competing for fewer jobs, and that Australian jobseekers will be wondering how they can stand out from the crowd in such a competitive market.

“Employers want to see that you’re motivated and FaceCruit allows you to prove just how motivated you are. A lot of jobseekers don’t want to rely just on their resume when they write an application. It can be really difficult to make yours stand out from the hundreds of other resumes that employers will look at,” he said.

“FaceCruit gives jobseekers the opportunity to show employers more about their personality and their character. People definitely underestimate how much your demeanour influences whether you get hired or not. There is something personal about a video that a resume simply can’t replicate.”

HR platform giving jobseekers an edge amid COVID-19
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Adrian Flores
Adrian Flores

Adrian Flores is the deputy editor of MyBusiness. Before that, he was the deputy editor for SMSF Adviser as well as features editor for ifa (Independent Financial Adviser), InvestorDaily, Risk Adviser, Fintech Business and Adviser Innovation.

You can email Adrian at [email protected].

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