FutureResume.com Offers Free Video Resume and Conferencing Capabilities 2 Comments


By Jason Buss.

Online Job Board Offers Job Seekers FREE Listing and FREE Video Resume Posting Until Jan. 1, 2009.

One day there is talk about the drawbacks of video resume’s. The next, a new job board, FutureResume.com opens shop.

The site is scheduled to go live for employer job listings in August. During that time, job seeker resumes will be made available to the exclusive group of corporate partners of FutureResume.com as well as to the company’s network of job recruiters. In August, employers can list their available jobs on the site at a cost of $299.00 per month, a reduced fee over most job boards.

Most Recruiters I have talked to struggle with the concept, given there are already existing issues with mining databases and the number of candidates. There has also been a lot of discussion on blogs with regards to overall concerns regarding the additional investment of time.

Other conversations in the blogosphere:

And, be sure to check out this video resume submission.

About FutureResume.com

FutureResume.com was founded in June 2008 by two brothers from Southern Calif., Greg and Theo Rokos, with years of experience in executive search and sales management. Their concept was to bring together ideas that had been around the edges of the hiring experience for a while — specifically video and video conferencing — and make them central to a new job board to enable the best companies to find the best people. Job seekers make one- to two-minute video introductions that they post with their resumes on the job board site, thus going the extra mile to showcase themselves and demonstrate commitment. In addition, companies can produce a two-minute video showcasing the benefits of their workplace to improve their recruiting efforts. Hiring managers save time and money finding the right candidates for the job by reviewing the videos. Then they can push a button to schedule a video conference. No matter how many places a job seeker may be searching for a job, FutureResume.com is the one place where they can stand out from the crowd.

About Jason Buss

Talent HQ’s creator and editor is Recruiting & Diversity Leader, Jason Buss. Talent HQ is a premier online news and information channel for the Recruiting and Human Resources community.

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  • Posted on: Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008
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    1. Willy says:

      To go with their launch, apparently FutureResume launched a campaign of comment spamming blogs.

      I got one today, and they were brazen enough to add a parameter in the url they dropped to track the success of the link they added.

      The commenter did make an attempt to be on topic, but it was just so blatant that they weren’t looking to add anything to the conversation. This is not a good way to start promoting a business.

    2. Jason says:

      Willy,

      Thanks for the information. I agree – maybe valid comments and taking time to read the blogs would be a good approach!

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