Stranger Danger! Talking to strangers is stressful and uncomfortable. Stranger Danger is part of kids’ safety education. From a very young age, they’re taught to stick with folks they know. Studies have shown that the fear of strangers is common across most, if not all, human cultures. A study in 2015 found that being around strangers actually raises our levels of cortisol, a hormone associated with stress.
With this in mind, why does a job interview have to be stressful? The truth is that all recruiters are not bad, and you’re just as much a stranger to them as they are to you. Showing a little kindness may get you a lot further. With Pointe Profile®, the good recruiters have the opportunity to easily connect with your personality, talent and skill from a distance, and in their own comfortable environment. If there’s a fit, they’ll reach out to you in a positive way. In this instance, you’ll still be strangers but the recruiter will know a lot more appropriate professional info about you and make you aware of their interest at the outset.
The bad recruiters will never look at your content and you’ll know this from the moment they start talking to you – so you can quickly move on. Using asynchronous video is the key.
If you’ve never considered using video to support your resume, networking, and job search, now is a great time to learn more. We have a free ebook available to help! Just fill out the form below and we’ll send it to you, no purchase necessary. There’s also an inexpensive masterclass with step-by-step guides to get you going on the path to success fast!