Gloucester, VA (PRWEB) April 25, 2013
The Interview4.ME web application is being launched to help job seekers with their job search. The free service adapts the Interview4 online video interview software to allow job candidates to:
- Create short introductory videos to be used as part of a job referral;
- Practice answering tough interview questions; and
- Get experience using video interviewing, particularly important given the rapid growth in the use of web video to screen and interview job candidates.
Job seekers can find the site at http://www.Interview4.ME where they can setup a free account. Upon logging in, job candidates have the opportunity to answer the 5 most commonly asked interview questions. Their webcam and microphone record their responses. The candidate can then playback, review, and re-record their responses as many times as they want until they are satisfied that they are ready for their next interview.
Additionally, to assist candidates in getting their foot in the door with hiring managers, Interview4.ME allows candidates to create a 60 second video introduction. Once completed, the candidate has the option to share a link to their video interview or introduction with friends and colleagues for feedback and for use in referrals. They can even send the video intro directly to potential employers.
“In these tough economic times, with so many people looking for work and with hiring nowhere near pre-recession levels, we have worked to come up with ways that we could help job seekers succeed in finding a job,” says Jim Robinson, President of Hire-Intelligence. “With many companies using software to analyze candidate’s resumes, it’s easy for even highly qualified candidates to miss the mark. Being involved with video, we know how much of what we humans learn is visual, so we came up with the idea of a short video introduction as a way to allow a job candidate to provide a visual message that goes beyond their resume. When you realize that as many as half of all jobs are secured via a referral, you can see how valuable this tool will be.”
Interview4.ME also addresses the problem that many people have limited experience being interviewed and as a result many job seekers just don’t interview well. Interview skills are critical, given that the final step in the hiring process is usually one or more face-to-face interviews. But many job candidates are ill prepared to handle some of the tough interview questions most commonly asked and as a result their floundering hurts their chances of being offered a job. Interview4.ME uses web video to allow a job seeker to practice answering the 5 most common interview questions.
Interivew4.ME can also benefit recruiters and search professionals trying to place job candidates. If a search firm’s candidate has been invited by their client to take a video interview, the search professional can first direct the candidate to Interview4.ME to practice the video interview prior to engaging in the actual video interview with their client. This enables the candidate to optimize their lighting, sound and background environment before the big interview thus maximizing their chances for securing placement.
Hire-Intelligence, LLC is a human resources technology company that creates online productivity tools to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the recruitment and hiring process. The founders of Hire-Intelligence have more than 20 years of experience in the human capital management (HCM) world. This knowledge of the HCM industry informs all of the hiring software and services offered by the company.