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Lights, camera, action! - 11/2000

Senior positions via video

Leading professionals can now meet their future boss without leaving their desk, with the launch of a revolutionary interactive website blackcat.net, a subsidiary of Matthews Harris, (an executive consultancy).

blackcat.net allows companies to promote senior positions through a video clip featuring either a managing director or HR manager, who talks about the position and gives a brief introduction to the company.

Candidates can sell themselves through their own video profile, outlining their achievements and experiences. The site will feature only the cream of Matthews Harris candidates, helping registered companies to make employment decisions on UK executives.
Client companies have so far found that recruiting on-line has not been as straightforward as expected, discovering that sites are either not specific enough for their needs, too time consuming or simply inefficient. Likewise, candidates wishing to apply for jobs online, were waiting weeks, even months for a response says Andrew Harris, joint managing director.

A regular updated news and information service has been established on the site, offering candidates and employers crucial advice on career employment and HR issues. Users can also find a direct e-mail connection with every Matthews Harris consultant together with hyperlinks to key employment sites and professional bodies. The site will also feature a section to help companies fill international positions, supporting the firm's expanding overseas division.

www.blackcat.net