The Next New Trend for Job Applications?
A recruitment specialist has recently surveyed hundreds of UK business leaders to find out what makes one job application more engaging than another and discovered that one factor is, candidates uploading a video accompaniment alongside their CV can gain an advantage. The Managing Director of the company carrying out the study said that “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,”. It is for this reason that video applications for job vacancies are expected to be 2014s hot new recruitment trend. This video job application concept has been dubbed the “MeVie” and allows job seekers to give their application a personal touch and display their personality along with the written information. It seems that a majority of candidates share this viewpoint, and the same company found that 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.
At Intro Personnel we will be watching this trend very closely and believe that for certain job vacancies the MeVie could be very beneficial – helping candidates stand out from the crowd and showcase why they would truly be suited to the job. We would be interested in hearing from anybody that is seeking a new role, click here to find out how to contact us.