Finding a new job isn’t easy, but a new company is trying to give you the best advantage. GetHired.com is video-based job market where you can hunt for jobs and get recruited by employers. The site launched Sunday with $1.75 million in seed funding.
“The whole idea behind GetHired.com is that employee hiring is inefficient. Most job boards are expensive, costing around $400-$500 to post jobs; smaller businesses can’t afford that. Our whole system is free for now and in the future we will only charge a small fee, around $25 for employers to post a job,” said GetHired.com chief executive Suki Shah in an interview with VentureBeat.
Instead of wading through a sea of paper resumes, GetHired.com emphasizes video resumes to better highlight someone’s personality. Employers can use GetHired.com’s portal to streamline their entire hiring process by posting jobs, keeping track of applicants, screening candidates, and scheduling online interviews. When filling out a job listing, employers can ask screening questions for applicants to answer in writing, by phone, or with a voice or video recording. Once the listing is posted to GetHired.com, employers get a link they can use on other job search sites such as Craigslist and Monster.
Potential employees can use GetHired.com to post a video resume, search for jobs, and track the progress of an application. No more anxious thoughts such as “Why haven’t they called me? Are they interested in me?” Instead, employees get notifications when someone has shown interest in their application or wants to schedule an interview. In addition, once you create an account with GetHired.com, you are added to an applicant database and can get recruited for positions by companies who use the service.
“The funding will be going towards building out engineering team and expanding our base of employers and job seekers” Shah said.
GetHired.com is based in Palo Alto, California and has 14 employees. The company has raised $1.75 million to date from private angel investors.
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