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For a job-winning performance, make sure to prep for webcam interviews

Landing a good job has never been easy, and job seekers need to be prepared for every eventuality. One relatively new challenge in the job search jungle is an interview conducted via a camera—a webcam—that sends images and voice streaming through the internet.

PlasticsToday Staff

February 12, 2010

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For a job-winning performance, make sure to prep for webcam interviews

Landing a good job has never been easy, and job seekers need to be prepared for every eventuality. One relatively new challenge in the job search jungle is an interview conducted via a camera—a webcam—that sends images and voice streaming through the internet.  

Webcam interviews are gaining in popularity for a number of reasons. One big one: They enable employers to see more people, from further afield, in less time, with none of the related travel costs. For the job seeker, these interviews may lack the warmth of a personal meeting, but also mean there is no travel wasted.    

How to prepare for such an interview? Dennis Gros of Gross Executive Recruiters, a search firm for employers and employees in the plastics processing and packaging markets, has created a 2:22-long video offering his insight and tips on what makes for a good webcam interview. If you now are searching for a job, or even if you just want to be prepared for the time when you are in the hunt for new employment, viewing the video is time well spent. Watch it here

Gros's company this year also began offering free online job posting to employers within its market niche. "We're busting the traditional model of pay-for-posting online advertising, because it no longer makes sense," said Gros. "We're offering our clientele an opportunity to post job employment ads on our site at no charge for a specified period of time. Why would we do that? Because if they don't fill the job quickly by posting on the internet, they probably need the assistance of a professional recruiter—and here we are." —[email protected]

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