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Online video job applications could cut recruitment time by half

Organisations looking for candidates to fill sales positions could find the costs and time spent finding the right person cut dramatically with the introduction of video-based applications via the web, according to salesprorecruitment.co.uk

Organisations looking for candidates to fill sales positions could find the costs and time spent finding the right person cut dramatically with the introduction of video-based applications via the web, according to salesprorecruitment.co.uk.


As presentation skills are particularly important for sales roles, Russell Margison, founder of Sales Pro with over 18 years experience in the Sales Industry, claims that using video as part of the recruitment process could potentially cut search to appointment time by as much as half.


For candidates, the ability to upload a 60-90 second video profile to support their application enables candidates to demonstrate their presentation skills as they would at first interview, increasing the chances of securing a first interview. Recruiters are instantly able to see far more about the candidate than a written CV alone would provide and helps ensure they select the most appropriate candidates from the onset.


Recruiters and employers can upload a Video Vacancy which would allow them to bring the job to life as well as increasing the quality of applications, saving them valuable time and money.


But perhaps what is most valuable is that Sales Recruiters are able to forward candidate details (with embedded video included) to their clients, allowing the hiring manager the ability to see how that candidate presents him/herself visually. This would work particularly well when recruiting for International Sales Jobs, as they would be able to view the candidates profile before flying them several thousand miles for a face to face interview.


Having spent many years involved in recruitment and paying unnecessarily high fees to some of the major job boards, I felt there had to be a more cost effective option for the Sales Industry. With the world shrinking around us, Video is everywhere now and the next generation of Sales Pros are used to networking through social sites and communicating using tools such as video. Sales Pro is well placed to provide the platform to exploit the power of Video, says Margison.


Salesprorecruitment.co.uk is believed to be the only dedicated sales recruitment site to offer video-based applications from candidates as well as Video Vacancies posted by the recruiting parties.


For more information visit www.salesprorecruitment.co.uk