A new take on job applications!

A Canadian recruitment agency has come up with an innovative idea to sell their candidate’s and their skills.

Recruitment Rocket”, based in Montreal, ask their candidates to answer a number of interview questions using their own computer and webcam. Along with sending employer’s candidates’ CVs and a summary of the recruiter’s initial thoughts, these candidate responses are recorded at a time of the candidate’s own choosing and also sent to the employer for.

Resumes are fine when it comes to evaluating more concrete requirements such as level of education, and number of years of experience. However, the video comes in very handy for evaluating softer traits such as communication skills, sales ability and the ability to perform under a bit of pressure,” states lead recruiter, Matthew Hart. He goes on to add “it also works out very well for candidates. Simply by virtue of having completed the videos, candidates put themselves ahead of the pack, as they have demonstrated that they are willing to go the extra step to secure employment.”

While other recruiting agencies may use live video applications such as Skype, Recruitment Rocket is the only agency to use its own in-house, schedule-independent, video interviewing solution.

We found the level of service and responsiveness to be really pleasing,” states Mark Lachance, president of EVO Payments. “We have worked with many recruitment firms to help find candidates in both the US and Canada, and Recruitment Rocket has done a great job for us. It is important to EVO Payments that candidates fit in with our corporate culture. The earlier we can gain insight into this, the better. The video interviewing component allows us to achieve this.”

While Recruitment Rocket has recently gained clients in a multiple industries, CEO Craig Brown states that “the biggest uptake seems to be for sales & marketing jobs, as well as office positions including administrative, bookkeeping, and HR functions.” He goes on to say that “given the nature of our offering, location is not the hurdle it is for other recruitment agencies. Candidates and employers can be located anywhere there is an internet connection. We serve the entire US and Canadian marketplace.“
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