Jobseekers

“I wasn’t as uncomfortable with it as I thought I would be so that is a good thing. I do feel however an on site make up artist and hairdresser would be great. All in all I think it is a great idea and I would definitely value this as a HRD as you can see how quickly people do react.”
Zoe
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“Whilst Messrs Cameron/Spielberg may pass me over for their next blockbusters I felt the technique David employed was useful.
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Certainly the impromptu approach is such that the end result gives an accurate reflection and insight into the candidate. Accordingly it should, I believe, give potential employers a better initial insight into the candidate, when compared to merely viewing paper CVs.”
Mike
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“It is quite daunting to watch yourself in this way but I can see how it is of use to the recruitment consultant and client. It is a good reminder and record of someone’s responses and will help both parties in deciding whether to take the candidate to the next stage.”
Tim
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“As someone who does a fair bit of candidate selection, I can see how such a device would be of interest to the recruiter. I guess my only fear would be that too much emphasis is put on this. Different people will be more or less able to take the process of talking to camera in their stride but, I would expect any professional at this level to be willing and able to be interviewed in this way.”
Robin
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“It is very interesting, if a little intimidating, being on camera when being interviewed. It is a useful tool, especially for people in my position who are abroad.
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It’s always better to see who you’re talking to and webcam is now faster and less prone to dropouts, so it’s a more positive experience. It’s also good feedback to be able to view your own performance and see how you can improve.
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I am more used to telecom and web meetings with distant clients and partners, but webcam is clearly going to become a very important tool, both for business meetings and also for job interviews.”
Ken
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“As a candidate – it was a little unexpected at the time, and initially a little alarming if, like me you are not particularly fond of the camera. However on watching, it wasn’t quite as painful as I had feared and I think David did good job of preparing me for it with just enough time to consider answers – but not enough to worry about it.
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As an employer – I can really see the benefit to the employer of having a near instant snapshot of a candidate, complete with facial expressions, gestures voice etc. if I was the employer, I would find it useful, and may even help me trim down the candidate list; and you could argue, thereby saving both employer and candidate time in unnecessary interviews.”
Ben
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“It’s never a pleasant thing to see yourself on camera! But despite this I think it captures how I thought the questions had been asked and how I hoped I’d come across.
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Overall I am quite impressed by the result and the speed it runs over the web. I’ve seen some problems with streamed video over web before, but this worked very well.”
Martin
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