Video didn’t kill the radio star and it hasn’t killed the job boards so far, but another new career site would like to take a chunk of their business. This startup hopes to marry video, screening, and job searching. Ring a bell? Well, we were talking about something a little similar two weeks ago.
That company, Get Hired, was really more of an applicant tracking system, with an emphasis on audio and video — and more. This one’s goals are less massive. It’s called Spark Hire, and it has received a million dollars in angel funding from private investors.
Like with other career sites, job seekers can search for jobs, of course. They can also record a 60-second video about themselves.
As for employers, they can do a number of things, some commonly found on other sites, some not.
They can set up a company page, post jobs, showcase their recruiters, do q-and-a sessions with candidates, add a company video, and talk amongst themselves about how the search is going. They can also look through those 60-second profiles I mentioned above. Or, they can send out a question to a bunch of candidates, and have them all respond with a video answer. The system also allows them to do live, split-screen video interviews.
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Right now, on Spark Hire, you’ll be able to post, screen, and interview for free. Marketing Coordinator Adeel Alam tells me that Spark Hire wants to build up a good inventory of jobs, and job seekers, and later charge for postings, online interviews, and more, including online advertising on the site. It’s set to launch today.