LOS ANGELES, Oct. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Gone are the days of stock cover letters, sweaty palms and nervous interviewees; job seekers can let their personality, creativity and professional accomplishments shine through resumes, LinkedIn profiles and more with the simple click of the button. Introducing Zip Intro Video, a free video platform that accelerates the hiring process for everyone involved.
This is not just an ordinary video link. The "Zip Response" functionality of the program allows potential employers to type specific questions back to the applicant who in turns responds via a private video. Another bonus is that Zip Intro Video benefits the hiring organization by eliminating timely scheduling conflicts. This virtual interview is at the convenience of the employer and can replace the cumbersome task of scheduling and conducting in-person interviews.
"Zip Intro Video is the best way for candidates to take back control of the traditional hiring process," said Zip Intro Video CEO Bill Barnett. "A Zip Intro Video is essentially a proactive interview on behalf of the applicant and a step that distinguishes the candidate from a pile of generic, one-dimensional resumes. It allows the applicant to showcase talent, tenacity and relevant skills in a creative and tangible way."
Zip Intro Video is a free, easy-to-use tool that showcases job seekers through video, in a customizable URL that can be posted on a resume, LinkedIn and other social media profiles, cover letter, email signature, job application and more. Intended to help job seekers gain a leg up in the competitive job market, Zip Intro Videos act as an interactive resume and allow candidates to put their best foot forward, thus controlling the hiring manager's first impression. These short, targeted videos can showcase an applicant's skills, past success, personality and initiative, as well as allow the hiring manager to respond directly via a unique Zip Response function.
Zip Intro features a simple login process for users creating a video. However, employers and recruiters are able to view video content without a login, making the process incredibly easy. No matter the size of the hiring company, no integration is needed to start using Zip Intro Videos during the hiring process. The links work for job seekers in their sleep, while prospective employers get invaluable insight into candidates to identify fit and arrive at their short list much more quickly.
Trumping a Google search on candidates before meeting them, Zip Intro Video can help to mitigate a candidate's negative digital footprint while bolstering their professional presence. This reputation management effect is particularly attractive to recent college graduates looking to develop their professional appeal while downplaying defaming adolescent activities that have been immortalized on the web.
In addition, Zip Intro Video aligns with EEOC compliance and candidate videos can be easily shared within an office group via email, allowing multiple team members to virtually meet and review a candidate at their leisure.
The Zip Intro Video platform is not limited to the hiring process. The personalized Zip Intro Video links can be used on the homepage of a company website to showcase products or team members, to host a video montage of a family vacation and much more! Designed by the expert LikeLive team that introduced video interviews into the college application process, Zip Intro Video is the byproduct of 30 years of combined HR experience and passion for digital innovation.
Sample Zip Intro Videos can be viewed here: http://zipintro.com/
About Zip Intro
Designed to give the power back to savvy job applicants, Zip Intro is a free, online service where users create a personalized video. Each video receives a dedicated link that can be posted on a resume, LinkedIn and other social media profiles, application or cover letter. With no logins, the free service is designed to speed up the hiring process and convey authenticity. Perfect for ambitious or nervous applicants, Zip Intro allows you to send your first impression ahead of time.
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