Have you ever applied for a job where you had to go through a rigorous set of interviews, exams, and whatnot, only to find out in the end that you didn’t make the cut? This makes the hiring process such an arduous experience both for candidates and the companies themselves. Not just a total waste of time and effort, but you practically handed out all your personal information to people you even barely know.
Our guest on today’s show is Chad Porter and he brings us Invisume, a new and effective tool that simply cuts the time and effort in hiring people or applying for jobs in half (or even way more than half). But that’s not the only highlight.
Invisume, which stands for “invisible resume,” is the first job search website that gives you privacy during the application process. This means that your information will not be divulged to employers until they finally hire you.
In short, Invisume allows opportunity to come to you without wasting your time and exposing your identity in each step of the hiring process.
Here are the highlights of my conversation with Chad:
The average time somebody looks at your resume is 8 seconds and in that time, 80% of their time is spent looking these 3 basic things:
- Who are you?
- Where have you worked?
- How long have you worked there?
The Invisume seeks to replace two things:
- Somebody looking at a resume
- The first HR screen
What is the Invisume?
- For job seekers: It allows you to find job opportunities without while still keeping your privacy protected.
- For employers: It allows you to get more candid and more direct response from candidates.
- Spread across 7 major cities with membership nationwide
How the Invisume works and why it’s an effective tool:
- Profiling is fast and easy.
Profiling gets done in 5 minutes. It includes standardized questions with multiple choice type of answers.
- Marketplace for companies to shop
Following profiling, data is allowed to sit anonymously so companies can shop through the data based on the answers given
- Screening is fast.
You can be screened by hundreds to millions of companies in just 5 minutes.
- Privacy is a priority.
Your answers live out there without them knowing who you are. Details about you are taken out (name, company history, anything that uniquely identifies you). Your identity will not be revealed until you physically give it to them. Unlike LinkedIn that runs a public network, Invisume is a private non-network company.
- Free membership
Membership is free for jobseekers. Employers can shop for free but you pay if you make a hire along with a percentage of the base salary (comes with a one-year guarantee).
Chad’s Major Takeaway:
Privacy is highly important in job search but no one’s talking about it (both for clients and candidates). For the client side of the equation, you’re going to get more candid response if you’re engaged in a private conversation to start.