Thursday, October 25, 2007
Think Of It As "TiVo Interviewing"
Hiremenow!.com and other similar sites posts video resumes for the brave and hopefully photogenic job seeker. I love the idea of face to face or more appropriately video to face format for the image conscious S. Florida apartment industry. If we were to embrace this tool it could revolutionize our hiring process.
For example, putting a face, or in this case facial expressions to a resume would allow more freedom to evaluate an applicant without the risk of an interviewer revealing subtle hints. This video to face interview format creates tremendous benefits for the interviewer, allowing the ability to pause, rewind or fast forward, think of it as “ TIVO interviewing”. Colleagues can even participate in the evaluation without overwhelming the candidate.
There of course will be negative side effects, just as there are with most technological advances. Age, race and gender discrimination can likely trend upward, on the other hand the video resume can result in the overall improvement of quality recruiting in property management.