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End of the Humble Resume

GetHired.com combines the visibility of a job board with the functionality of an applicant tracking system.

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Two young Indian-American entrepreneurs are attempting to make the traditional paper résumé a thing of the past by connecting job seekers and employers through video résumés.

Suki Shah and Naresh Patel have developed the most comprehensive video-based social recruiting platform and job board. Shah says GetHired.com is the first job board to embed video capabilities directly into its social recruiting platform so that job seekers can record and submit personal, dynamic responses to an employer’s most pressing pre-screening questions at the start of the hiring process.

Shah, 28, explained that open positions on job boards like Monster.com or Craigslist is time-consuming and expensive — and may elicit hundreds of email inquiries per post. Employers must then spend time sifting through these résumés to find the best candidates, sometimes with no insight into who is really best for an open position.

Shah worked with Patel, a software architect, to launch GetHired.com which he says has reinvented the way that employers and job seekers are connecting in today’s digital world.

“GetHired.com combines the visibility of a job board with the functionality of an applicant tracking system - allowing employers to find and pre-screen candidates using audio and video, conduct interviews in real-time and manage the entire on boarding process,” he said. — IANS

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Odds & Ends | March 2012

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