Have you always had problems with finding your perfect job? Often, we're told to email our resumes before going down for an interview and many times, we may not even get the chance to fully demonstrate our abilities but we're already "eliminated".
Take me for instance, I really want to be a singer, though we don't exactly send resumes for that but how can my potential employers hear me on paper/email resumes? Or if I'd like to be a MUA, wouldn't it be better if I can show them my skills somehow?
And now presenting your savior and mine...
Yes, an online job portal that offers you something different. Instead of having your typical posts, you can now upload your own videos! It works both ways, regardless of whether you're seeking or offering!
Why is PreVView so special?
1) Dedicated Profile Page – Just like Facebook and it’s Free!
Imagine having a jobseeker profile where you can express your true self professionally and effectively. Your outstanding soft skills and vibrant personalities will no longer have to be dormant within a piece of paper. Prevview enables you to give a voice and personality to your paper resumes, through cutting edge video streaming technology.
You no longer need to attach various documents to your potential employer. Speak to them directly through your visumés and let them know why you should be hired. Back your visumés up with downloadable important and relevant documents such as cover letter, resume, portfolio, and reference letters
2) Two-Pronged Approach To Job Search
A) Search for Jobs with our comprehensive search function and apply immediately. Because our Employers are provided with unlimited job postings, jobseekers can rest assure that they will get the most updated job vacancies in town.
B) Be headhunted by registered Employers - All employers are provided with the Search capability where they can search for and request to interview candidates.
3) In-Depth Information about Employers
We all know the importance of research before going for an interview. We also know how important it is to understand a job scope before applying for a job – no one wants to come off as unsure or be taken by surprise during an interview.
To enable jobseekers to be as well prepared as possible, Prevview has created dedicated profile pages for employers as well! Everything you need from the HR Video, to Written Profiles and comprehensively described Job Postings to Getting Hired Tips and Q&A can be found under one roof, the Employer Profile Page.
4) Visumé Guide
With our tech world ablaze with fancy gadgets, Prevview assures all jobseekers that making a visumé takes only 5 simple steps. Prevview.com is well furbished with a comprehensive video guide as well as Visumé tips and articles to help you along the way.
[URL to Visume Guide: http://www.prevview.com/index.php/visume/visume_tool]
5) Privacy Settings
A) All profiles are viewable only by registered Employers. What’s more, our technology ensures that Employers will not be able to save your video on their computers.
B) You have the option of keeping your profile entirely private [employers cannot search for you, but you can browse through employer profiles and still apply for jobs!].
C) The “Block” feature lets you insert keywords that will block views from everyone associated with them. For e.g. Prevview is your employer and you do not wish for them to see that you have a profile on the portal. Simply enter Prevview as a keyword and any Employer associated with Prevview will not be able to view your profile!
After those gigantic chunk of words, here's something that you may be interested to actually participate in!
The visumé wars have begun!
Prevview.com has declared an official Visumé War in Singapore. We call upon everyone from the age of 18-35* to step into the professional battle field, in a quest to differentiate yourselves – it’s talent vs talent, Visumé vs Visumé!
Unlike any other video showdown, this war appeals to every jobseeker’s most basic struggles. That is, to stand out from the sea of jobseekers with similar talents and credentials and, to prevent themselves from being lost under a stack of paper resumes. Entry is simple and the prizes, amazing. Whether you are looking to get your hands on a beautiful iPad2 or a job position [or both!] with our participating partners, this is competition for you.
The power to conquer is in your hands!
All you need to do is put together a Visume – what we at Prevview call Video Resumes – that will show and tell us why you would make a great employee. You can sing, dance, rap, produce a movie or even sell a brick. Be it creative or professional, do it your way and boldly express your best self.
50 prizes to be won!**
43 participants from Category A and Category B who have received the highest People's Choice scores will receive $10,000 worth of attractive prizes. Seven out of all the participants the Special Category will be placed in amazing job positions at the participating company of their choice [Winners are subjected to the discretion of our participating partner].
*The competition is open to anyone in any country. However, collection of prizes will be done in the Singapore Prevview office.
**Please refer to their Assessment Criteria for more information.
Now because I had some problems with the attachments, here are my own tips for my beloved readers!
SMILE - Always appear amiable because personally I feel that you'll look more approachable and it'll warm up the people looking at your visumé.
SELL YOURSELF - Your abilities, your talents, the many different languages you can speak, or even the different kinds of programs you can use! Anything that makes you unique, anything that makes you stand out from the others.
BE NEAT AND TIDY - Don't film your untamed hair! We don't want to see yellow teeth either! Always remember to look presentable and DON't film with a messy background! You don't want to expose yourself to the entire world!
RAMBLE - Don't go on and on and on and on non-stop. Remember to pause when appropriate and stay related to the topic on hand!
VULGARITIES : Major no-no. First impression always counts and you don't want to come off as an "Ah beng / Ah lian". If you tend to be a frequent user of such words, remember to write a script and preferably stick to it so the words won't fly out. Otherwise, remember to cut out that part!
SINGLISH : I'm not saying it's a crime. But imagine if you were to speak like this.
"Errrr hello, my name is erm, Chiharu. I tell you hor, I am a very passionate blogger. EVERYDAY also blog one leh. Advertorials? No problem la, sup sup soi. I very li hai one. I tell you ah. I AM THE BEST OF THE BEST AH. Cannot find a better person than me liao."
Will you hire someone like that to be your ambassador? I don't think so.
End of tips! I'm wishing all those that decided to declare war the best of luck! The prizes are indeed attractive and I hope my readers can get it too!