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LauraJean Business Services
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Hi, I`m new to SUN but so far this place is awesome. I have an idea that has been burning a hole in my brain for a while now and I would like some feedback from the members on the viability of this idea.
Here goes... Job search websites are huge, social networking sites are huge, and YouTube is beyond huge. My idea would be a website that combines all three. The idea is to have users make a video of themselves answering 8 standard interview questions (possibly hosted by Youtube). The users would dress and act as if they are actually being interviewed by a potential employer. They would then upload the video and have the other members rate their performance. Once a certain performance level is achieved by the user, the video is posted for potential employers to view. The user would also have a profile/resume online at the site to be viewed.
I`m thinking the community aspect of the site will drive the candidates to produce better videos and also provide potential employers with better candidates. Candidates will be able to learn a lot about interviewing and hone their skills. The cream will rise to the top.
Candidates will also be able to add searchable tags to their profile (eg. CCNA certified, CPA, webmaster, etc.) to make searching easier for potential employees.
The name of the site will be "CandidEight" or "CandidEights" to reflect the eight questions.
Monetizing-I`m thinking sponsored ads or a fee for employers to contact candidates or proably both.
This is also an idea to have the top rated candidates win prizes offered by sposnsors such as a gift certificate for a new suit or dress etc.
All comments are welcome as well as big money backing. Thanks in advance for your replies.
Great feedback Craig. As to item #1, this wouldn`t be a job search site. Can`t compete with Yahoo and Monster. It would be the other end, a candidate search site for potential employers to visit and find employees. It`s being done by other sites but not with video interviews so that employers can see what their getting before committing.
Item #2. You`re exactly right about there not being a community when candidates are going for the same job, however, there will not be any job postings on this site, therefore no competition per se. I feel that a voting system for the videos will generate a sense of community on the site and in turn will spur competition for better videos.
I`m attached to this idea so please keep smacking me upside the head until I come to my senses.
Actually if you fear public speaking and you make a video in the comfort of your home without the public and then get feedback, you could overcome some of the fear that way. The actual fear is not the public but making a fool of yourself in public.
That may be another route to take also, albeit with a different site. How about a sales training site "Pitchmeifyoucan.com". Sales people make sales pitches and get critiqued. Or sermon critique. Or new car sales. There are endless posibilities with video.