To offer job seekers an added feature on JobsDB's job site, to stand out and attract employers and for employers a convenient and time saving way to conduct preliminary screening of candidates, JobsDB has launched a new service "JobsDB Video Resume" on 13 November 2003 in Australia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand.
Video Resume has become increasingly popular in the United States but in Asia, it has not been widely used due to the fact that it was costly and time consuming for job seekers to attend a studio physically to have their Video Resumes taped. Furthermore, video-streaming technology has not matured, causing delay in visual and audio delivery when transmitted.
As for the JobsDB Video Resume, Macromedia Flash MX 2004 technology has been used as the platform of development; job seekers only need a web camera and microphone installed on their PCs to make a film clip of self introduction, which can be taped repeated until the result is satisfactory. Job seekers can then submit their Video Resumes to employers along with job applications and text resumes online, and employers can view video resumes of candidates online through JobsDB's Recruitment Management System ("RMS") or email.
Competition is getting keener in the market. A job advertisement only would always attract hundreds of applicants. JobsDB Video Resume allows job seekers to introduce and distinguish themselves from the crowd by showing their personal skills in both language and presentation. On the other hand, it also helps save employers' time for interview and makes faster the recruitment as a prescreening tool. Video Resume is expected to become the trend in job seeking.