Leading interview tool, FaceCruit will be offering free video CVs to employees who have lost their job during COVID-19. FaceCruit is an online platform that allows employers and job seekers to easily integrate video into existing recruitment and job application processes.

FaceCruit managing director Nick Thompson said the company wants to help people get back on their feet.

“If you have lost your job due to COVID-19, jump on to FaceCruit and click on the Jobseeker tab and we will show you how you can turbo-charge your CV using cutting edge technology,” he said.

“FaceCruit’s mission is to shake up a recruitment process that hasn’t changed much in the last 50 years. It is incredible that employers still shortlist candidates based on a two-page Word or PDF document. We want to give job seekers the opportunity to make a more personal impact with employers through a quick video introduction.

“We have seen services like Zoom become a commonplace business tool during the lockdown and we are predicting that pre-recorded interviews will be just as important as your resume when it comes to job applications.”

Using FaceCruit, job seekers can create an online profile of pre-recorded videos by embedding their profile link into their digital resume or cover letter.

Employers can request that applicants create a FaceCruit profile and complete a customised interview. They will also see other information uploaded by the jobseeker such as qualifications, accolades, as well as supporting videos from mentors and referees.

FaceCruit offers an entire platform and dashboard of recruitment management services including pre-screening tools, introduction and exit videos, branding and the ability to review, rate and share short listed candidates with internal and external stakeholders.

“The job market is expected to be extremely tight over the next few years. There will be more people competing for fewer jobs. Australian job seekers will be wondering how they can stand out from the crowd in such a competitive market. In today’s day and age, you can’t simply rely on a two-page resume anymore and research shows that including a video as part of your CV increases your chances of getting shortlisted. It’s a definite competitive advantage,” Thompson said.