Search and apply for jobs by VIDEO resume with JobOn:
JobOn is a relatively new web site that allows you to search for jobs and apply for them with your own video resume. There are thousands of jobs available and the whole system is very easy to use.
When the Internet first started to become popular one of the first things that started to spring up were web sites that allowed you to search for jobs. Later, as the Internet developed more new capabilities, those same web sites began offering the ability to apply for jobs online. Now the next evolution of job searching on the Internet has arrived. JobOn is a site that allows you to search for jobs and apply for jobs but it does so in a new way. JobOn a allows you to record and send a video resume to prospective employers.
Now, the idea of submitting a video resume to a prospective employer may seem a strange and even daunting at first but JobOn makes it easy, painless and fast. To begin using the site the first thing you must do is register an account. This process is familiar to most of us and while he’d can be time consuming it is absolutely necessary for this type of web site. Once you have finished registration you will receive a confirmation e-mail and then you will be able to fill in your resume information. So far, not that much different from other job sites, right? This is where it begins to get interesting, however.
Once you have completed the basics of registration and answering your resume information, you have a few different options for what to do next. The most basic option is to search for a job listing using the search bar that is provided on the front page of JobOn. You can search by job title, location, or any other key word. JobOn is a new web site at the time of this article so not all cities and states are included on their site just yet, however, as the concept of a video resume becomes more and more popular I’m sure this will change. In any case, once you have found a job that you wish to apply for you then have two basic options for how to apply. You can go the vanilla route of any other job site where you fill in an online job application and then send it to the employer. Alternatively, you can send a job on a video resume as well or instead.
After choosing a job that you want to apply for all you have to do is click the “interested?” link on that job’s page. Each employer has the option to provide specific questions that they would ask in an interview to the JobOn web site, which then passes those questions on to you. You can then click the “record answer” link for any of those questions, which will bring up a java based window accessing your web cam. Of course, the first time you do this, you will need to provide permission to the page in order to access your web cam feed. Once you have done so the web cam will begin recording your answer. Once you have finished answering the question you can then move on to answering the other questions if there is more than one. When you have the answer to all the questions, or all the questions you wish to answer, you then that pressed the button that says “Send to Employer” and the video responses that you provided farther and sent to the employer along with any other pertinent resume information. It’s really that simple and easy. So much so, in fact, it makes one wonder why we have not had similar sites available before now. There may have been other sites like this but I have not heard of them.
As mentioned before, the JobOn web site is still fairly new but even so I did not find very many problems were bugs and certainly none worth mentioning. If you’re looking for a job or even if you’re just curious as to what looking for a job could be like in the future JobOn is possibly the website for you. Give it a try and see what you come up with. Personally, I found the entire site to be helpful as well as very professional, which is something that you definitely want to see in a web site devoted to helping you find a job.
Until next time, my friends.
Check out the JobOn web site here.