Cover letters suck. They all pretty much sound the same because unfortunately we're all taught to write them the same way. Most cover letters are utterly useless, yet we still cling to them as a matter of formality.
Now imagine doing away with cover letters and replacing them with a couple of screening questions that might actually help you learn something useful or interesting about a potentional candidate. Enter Ziggeo, our topic of discussion today for Tech Tuesday on WSAV.
Not Just Another Job Website
Ziggeo isn't another online job board; it's your own private virtual screening room. Simply input some basic information and tell Ziggeo what kind of job you'd like to screen. Are you looking for job applicants, a roommate, a caretaker, volunteers?
Decide what questions you want applicants to answer but keep it to 1–3 questions; applicants only have two minutes to record their video responses. You can even request a resume from applicants at the time they record their videos. And since every Ziggeo screening room gets its own individual link, you can use it to enhance your job listings no matter where you host them—your blog, Facebook, Twitter, Craigslist, wherever.
Ziggeo is Convenient for Both Interviewers and Interviewees
One of the toughest parts of interviewing people is finding a time that is convenient for all the parties involved. If you're an applicant, you can record your video responses at your convenience, even if that's on a weeknight or on...