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Make written CV’s a thing of the past

Media Release                                                                                                      

17 July 2008


Online Jobsite sets out to make written CV’s a thing of the past 

In a market dominated by big Australian companies a Wellington based online jobsite is about to go head-on with the competition.

Although no easy task, CVBank believes it has the right formula for job seekers and employers, one that challenges the traditional methods of online recruitment.

Key to this is using video technology, and being the first online jobsite in New Zealand to do so.

CVBank Managing Director, Scott Jackson says video technology, which is becoming a standard offering in overseas jobsites, allows for greater interaction between job seekers and employers.

“These days, qualifications and experience are not the only things that form the perfect candidate. Of equal importance is personality, how one fits into a team, and the impact a candidate might have on those they interact with in the workplace,” Mr Jackson says.

“With New Zealand recruitment agencies highlighting these facts regularly, we felt the local job market was ready for video technology to be made available, in an online, public domain.”

What’s more, Mr Jackson believes the written Curriculum Vitae will soon become a second tier means of showcasing ones abilities, due to its two-dimensional nature and relatively limited format.

“More often than not, a candidate’s personality is not discovered until the interview phase. Allowing people and businesses to express their personality through video, from day one of the job seeking process, maximises the opportunity for a perfect match sooner,” says Mr Jackson.

CVBank’s video technology allows candidates to upload video CV’s and employers to upload promotional videos to showcase their businesses.   

“In the near future we're also looking to extend our video capabilities to allow candidates and job advertisers to video chat to each other in real time using our interface” says Mr Jackson.

While video technology may be the way forward in online recruitment, CVBank acknowledges that having the core foundations, common to all online jobsites, is equally important.

“As much as we are encouraging the use of our video technology, CVBank also has the standard job site capabilities such as posting ads, uploading written CV’s and browsing and applying for jobs.”



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