Fobingo.com's Interactive Resumes Give Job-Seekers Competitive Edge
The recession has hit the job market hard. With United States unemployment rates reaching 8.5 percent in March 2009, millions of Americans are now facing the most competitive job-hunting situation in decades. Recent HR reports indicate that the average employer receives between 200-500 resumes per job opening, making a quality candidate review process nearly impossible. People positioned to hire simply don't have the time to read through so many resumes.
Stepping in to help, however, is the Florida-based Fobingo.com, a company that's providing a competitive edge to job-seekers through its multimedia, interactive resume services. Instead of submitting the traditional paper resume, applicants can provide a link to a slick Fobingo resume, which showcases signature characteristics, qualifications and employment history in one comprehensive, online video/audio presentation.
Moreover, a first-of-its-kind postcard campaign tips employers off to a job candidate's video resume link. The colorful postcards, sent directly to prospective employers, stand out in a sea of resumes.
“When it comes to the hiring process, employers want and need to take the path of least resistance," said Steven Moore, Fobingo.com's founder/CEO. "Paper resumes require time to review, and when you're in a hurry to hire and have hundreds of applicants, you don't have the luxury of time, period. Fobingo is dynamic and effective because in just a few minutes of watching a video resume, an employer can learn everything about this job-seeker's background and experience, plus get a good feeling for the candidate's personality and professionalism. Considering today's job market, the timing for such an important HR tool couldn't be better."
A recent Vault.com survey shows that employers are open to embracing alternative ways to assist them in making fast, effective on-boarding decisions. According to the study, "Eighty-nine percent of employers revealed that they would watch a video resume if it were submitted to them. Although most employers have not yet used this new technology as an evaluative tool —only 17 percent have actually viewed a video resume — the vast majority are receptive to it. The primary reason why employers would value video resumes is the ability to assess a candidate's professional presentation and demeanor (52 percent)."
"Fobingo provides a definitive value as it gives job-seekers that competitive advantage and problem-solves for those in the hiring seat," Moore said. "Fobingo clients also appreciate that we're able to create this highly professional, personalized video at an amazingly affordable price, often less than the cost of a paper resume."
Fobingo's introductory pricing starts at $299 and includes all creative services and support materials.