VideoRecruit, the job portal that specialises in video listings, has launched an international version of its site to enable candidates all over the world to sign up and apply for positions and companies/agents to post worldwide vacancies. VideoRecruit can now be translated into over 120 different languages at the touch of a button.
Since its inception in 2012, the online service has registered nearly 12,000 candidates and is currently displaying more than 400,000 available job posts. Since over 3,500 overseas candidates have bypassed the UK country setting in order to create a profile, it was evident there was sufficient demand to roll out the website internationally.
According to Global Workplace Analytics, the average employee in the US works in five different locations during their career and the number of people now working remotely has increased by 80 percent since 2005.
Simon Thompson, Director of VideoRecruit said “The recruitment market is now global. It is very common for people to spend part or all of their career working overseas or work remotely for overseas companies. We’re simply making it easier for candidates to promote themselves and find new jobs.”
Video CVs are also helping businesses create a more refined shortlist of candidates, overcoming the time consuming process of first-round interviews. In recent years, international companies have also relied more heavily on video conferencing such as Skype, to carry out first interviews and save on travel expenses. Thompson added:
“Varying time differences and heavy work schedules can often make this challenging for applicants and businesses. Video CVs give employers a greater insight into a candidate’s personality, which can often help determine whether they are suitable to be taken through to the next stage of the recruitment process.”
Candidates can now create their recruitment profile simply by clicking a button which will pull personal information from their LinkedIn account.