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A quick intro to VisualCV.com

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    • Recruiting 2.0: Re-inventing the Resume Scott Herman VP, Product Management VisualCV.com http://www.visualcv.com/scottherman
    • What is Recruiting 2.0?
      • Recruiting 2.0 is applying the culture & technology of Web 2.0 :
          • User-generated & user-owned multimedia content
          • Persistent presence, portability, & privacy
          • Personal Branding
          • Importance of online social/professional networks
          • Social media - conversations, not transactions
          • Web-based highly interactive applications
          • User comfort & expectations of technology
    • Wave of startups with new Recruiting 2.0 tools
      • Recruiting 2.0 also influencing legacy ATS vendors & job boards
    • Re-inventing the Resume: What is a VisualCV?
      • Recruiting 1.0 (.doc, .pdf)
      • Resumes don’t stand out
      • Lack detailed qualifying information
      • Lack sample work products
      • Resumes and candidate status get stale
      • Time and cost of search & screen
    • More example VisualCVs
    • And more example VisualCVs
    • And more example VisualCVs
    • And more example VisualCVs
    • And even more example VisualCVs
    • And even more example VisualCVs
    • And some final example VisualCVs
    • And some final example VisualCVs
    • More about VisualCVs
      • Multimedia
          • Video, audio, images, Office docs, PDFs, hyperlinks
          • Multiple formats/styles/layouts
          • Company/Education “pop-ups” provide additional info from Princeton Review, Standard & Poors, Dow Jones
      • Multiple Versions tailored for roles/jobs
          • Online bio, job searching, specific openings
      • User-controlled Privacy
          • Determines who gets to see their VisualCV
            • Entire Internet, 1-to-few, 1-to-1
            • Detailed auditing of visitors – who’s checking me out?
    • How does it work?
      • No “web skillz” needed to build & maintain
        • Member uses a WYSIWYG editor (Word-lite) to cut/paste/create sections
        • Drag-n-drop to format layout and move sections around
        • Simple upload of multimedia items
        • Portfolio of multimedia items can be re-used within each new VisualCV
    • VisualCV as an online Bio In Email Signatures… On LinkedIn… On blogs and websites… On Facebook… Scott Herman VP, Product Management http://www.visualcv.com/scottherman On Business Cards…
    • Companies can have VisualCVs too…
    • The VisualCV Company Directory
      • Members can research potential employers
      • Members can “one-click” share their VisualCV
    • But I already have a job seeker website…
      • Why HR departments like being on VisualCV.com :
          • Higher quality candidates with deeper portfolios == better short-lists and less screening churn
          • Immediate changes to the candidate pitch (no corporate marketing or IT hurdles) – event schedules, promotions, etc. – HR Admin can run the site!
          • Happier hiring managers
          • Supplements existing job websites and ATS’s
          • HR gets to be cool! 
    • Who Pays?
      • No ads on VisualCVs
      • Free service to Members
      • Free to registered Companies
      • Marketplace offering services to job searchers
          • Resume VisualCV writing
          • Recruiting
          • Career Counseling
      • “ Private-Label” versions:
        • Job Boards, Professional Networks, Large Corporations, Associations
        • Internal Talent Management
        • Examples: Heidrick & Struggles, AESC Blue Steps, WashingtonPost.com, China Business Network
    • Who is VisualCV.com?
      • Born of frustration with the recruiting process
        • Founders & Investors from:
          • Heiden Group - boutique recruiting firm
          • Heidrick & Struggles – global executive placement agency
          • webMethods alumni – bleeding-edge technologists
          • Valhalla Partners – DC-area Venture Capital portfolio
          • Based in Reston, VA
        • VisualCV.com went live in Feb 2008
            • Already over 70,000+ VisualCVs created
            • Very popular overseas
            • Already 800+ companies registered
            • New features added weekly
    • People are Talking… VisualCV favorably covered or included in over 75 stories (in 85 outlets) since launch. Outlets include major dailies, business publications, blogs and the evening news.
    • Questions?