’s Interactive Resumes Give Job-Seekers Competitive Edge

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<strong>Ormond Beach, Fla. &mdash; April 21 </strong><br />The recession has hit the job market hard. With United States unemployment rates reaching 8.5 percent in March 2009, millions of Americans are now facing the most competitive job-hunting situation in decades. Recent HR reports indicate that the average employer receives between 200-500 resumes per job opening, making a quality candidate review process nearly impossible. People positioned to hire simply don&#39;t have the time to read through so many resumes.<br /><br />Stepping in to help, however, is the Florida-based <a href="" target="_blank"></a>, a company that&#39;s providing a competitive edge to job-seekers through its multimedia, interactive resume services. Instead of submitting the traditional paper resume, applicants can provide a link to a slick Fobingo resume, which showcases signature characteristics, qualifications and employment history in one comprehensive, online video/audio presentation. <br /><br />Moreover, a first-of-its-kind postcard campaign tips employers off to a job candidate&#39;s video resume link. The colorful postcards, sent directly to prospective employers, stand out in a sea of resumes.<br /><br />&ldquo;When it comes to the hiring process, employers want and need to take the path of least resistance," said Steven Moore,;s founder/CEO. "Paper resumes require time to review, and when you&#39;re in a hurry to hire and have hundreds of applicants, you don&#39;t have the luxury of time, period. Fobingo is dynamic and effective because in just a few minutes of watching a video resume, an employer can learn everything about this job-seeker&#39;s background and experience, plus get a good feeling for the candidate&#39;s personality and professionalism. Considering today&#39;s job market, the timing for such an important HR tool couldn&#39;t be better."<br /><br />A recent survey shows that employers are open to embracing alternative ways to assist them in making fast, effective on-boarding decisions. According to the study, "Eighty-nine percent of employers revealed that they would watch a video resume if it were submitted to them. Although most employers have not yet used this new technology as an evaluative tool &mdash;only 17 percent have actually viewed a video resume &mdash; the vast majority are receptive to it. The primary reason why employers would value video resumes is the ability to assess a candidate&#39;s professional presentation and demeanor (52 percent)."<br /><br />"Fobingo provides a definitive value as it gives job-seekers that competitive advantage and problem-solves for those in the hiring seat," Moore said. "Fobingo clients also appreciate that we&#39;re able to create this highly professional, personalized video at an amazingly affordable price, often less than the cost of a paper resume."<br /><br />Fobingo&#39;s introductory pricing starts at $299 and includes all creative services and support materials. <br />

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