The past of the hunt
When I was job hunting several years ago, I was looking for a cool, local, collaborative company. Something small-ish and high tech. In my city, that wasn’t hard to find. And it seemed like lots of folks around me were looking for the same.
Many in that same boat attended monthly meetings full of pizza and beer to compare notes on different companies, the questions they asked and the performance tests they would try to stump candidates with. I’m proud to say that one position I didn’t get an offer for was accepted by a beer+pizza acquaintance of mine after I gave him some insight on the questions I was asked and the personality of the girl who I swear didn’t like me because I had boots on that were cuter than hers.
How boldvue is changing the hunt
I’m glad he was able to take the information I had learned and make something great from it. And now boldvue is hoping to do the same. Although they haven’t officially launched yet, they say they’re “… building the largest library of crowdsourced job interview questions and video answers in the world.” The world, they say.
Once boldvue officially launches, job hunters will be able to practice interview questions that have been sourced from others who have been asked the same questions from those same companies. Boldvue also promises a practice element where job seekers can share video practice runs with friends and experts to get feedback. Recruiters will also be able to view videos and pick their favorite candidates from the pool.
Currently in beta
I’ve requested to be notified when Boldvue officially launches. I’d like to dive in and look around, maybe even offer insight into a couple of the companies and the odd questions I was asked when I was searching for the perfect position. (“So tell me: If you were a jungle animal, what would you be and why?”) Being able to share and learn in that way makes me very excited about the way entrepreneurs are using the web.
Though I must admit, the more this type of collaboration goes online and digital, the less opportunity there is for pizza and beer. And that part makes me just a little sad.