Paper resume could be thing of the past

Posted by | 23 February, 2012 | Business planning, Facebook, Google, Jobs, Silicon Valley, Software & technology

Original post by IBNLive

Washington: Two young Indian-American entrepreneurs are attempting to make the traditional paper resume a thing of the past by connecting the job seeker and the employer through video resumes.

The Palo Alto Mayor, Yiaway Yeh, and several other top corporate leaders of the city which is known as the heart of the Silicon Valley - lined up last Thursday in its downtown to inaugurate the new office of GetHired.Com, which currently has just 14 employees.

Less than three weeks ago, on January 30, the duo Suki Shah and Naresh Patel announced having raised USD1.75 million in an oversubscribed round of seed funding for their GetHired. Com; which is said to be the most comprehensive video-based social recruiting platform and job board.

Shah argues that GetHired.com is the first job board to embed video capabilities directly into its social recruiting platform so that job seekers can record and submit personal, dynamic responses to an employer's most pressing pre-screening questions at the start of the hiring process.

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