The site is intended to be a place where you would go and submit videos of yourself answering the interview questions. You could choose one or all. The members of the community would then rate you and also give you feedback on how well you did. For instance, "don`t use that word", "change the color of your tie", " I would have said...". You would then be able to take the feedback and improve. The site is also intended to be a place where the user who does not want to submit may still view videos and maybe pick up some pointers.
The forum will also be important. The intention is to have consultants and professionals who are members of the forum answer questions and give help to the other members. Maybe HR pros or Image consultants.This is a site that helps you get better at interviewing and helps you gain confidence. There are a lot of job seekers out there and there are a lot of sites that offer this kind of advice on interviewing. However, I haven`t found one that uses the power of youtube combined with the power of community to actually help anyone. This is where we`re different.
This will primarily be an information site monetized by tasteful advertising with a goal of increasing members to the point that we get the attention of MonsterJob and CareerBuilder.com.
Keep in mind that the site is in beta. The look of the site, wording, content, will be changed daily until I feel i have the right feel and then it will go public. I only post about it here to get great feedback like you`ve given. Any more ideas will be appreciated.
There will be a how to on the site. I also realize that a lot of people aren`t well versed in video or even how to upload a video. BUT, YouTube has millions of videos (although most are idiotic) so there are those who know how and will upload videos. This is where I really have to know my target audience. I THINK it will be college students, twenty somethings, and maybe even thirty something users who are well versed in the internet, videos, YouTube, etc.
However, as sort of a catchall move, you will not have to upload videos in order to utilize the site. The forums, articles, and just watching the videos should help out a lot of people.
PS. Most video carmeras being sold today are digital. It is a whole lot easier to upload videos with those than with tapes. Isn`t it amazing that a video camera that uses tapes has already been put in the same bin as 8-tracks? Oh for the good ole days of two years ago!
Okay craigL. Upload a picture of your face on a belly dancer`s body. I`ll get all kinds of traffic to see that!
But seriously, you got me thinking about ways to cater to those who do not have video acces but still need help. I am pondering allowing pictures of you in your best interview getup and then allowing members to rate and comment on that also. So far we`ll have "Interactive interview practice", "Rate my getup", forums, and articles.