WorkNet Pinellas Partners with St.Petersburg College to Deliver Virtual Video Interviews™ bringing Job Seekers and Employers Together for a Faster Time to Hire

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WorkNetPinellas has taken a leadership role in being the first Workforce Board in the country to partner with their local community college and provide InterviewUSAÂ?s patent pending Virtual Video InterviewÂ? System to both college students, workforce job seekers and employers through the Business Services section of the Workforce Board. The system will help reduce the time to hire for area employers by weeks.

– Sarasota-based Interview USA, Inc. has been selected by WorkNet Pinellas and St. Petersburg College to deliver InterviewUSA’s Virtual Video Interviews™ for both job seekers and employers. The Partnership is the first Workforce Board/Community College Partership to deliver Virtual Video Interviews™ in the nation, and it is a model already being emulated.

As part of St. Petersburg College’s ongoing effort to be on the cutting edge of new technology, the School felt that IUSA’s technology would give its students a distinct advantage as they seek employment opportunities. Students at St. Petersburg College will be able to record Virtual Video Interviews™ both to practice their interviewing skills, and include the final interview as a link to distribute or respond to employers. Students at the nearby University of South Florida in Tampa and Ringling School of Art & Design enjoy the same technology, and it is attracting the interest of major employers in the region.

The patent-pending Virtual Video Interview™ system conducts interviews, which are then digitally available for employers around the globe to review via the World Wide Web. Job Seekers send prospective employers a link to their interview along with their resumé.

11% of the nation’s workforce will begin retiring in three years. As baby-boomers retire, it is expected that competition for good employees will heat up in many occupations not already plagued with national shortages. Employers that can identify better employers faster and get them to hire will be at a competitive advantage. The Virtual Video Interview™ System makes interviews available to employers on an enterprise basis in minutes.

“The Virtual Video Interview™ really gives the students an advantage over graduates from other schools because an employer is immediately able to get a feel for the student’s personality, their demeanor, their communication skills, and enthusiasm. These are elements that are impossible to get from just a resume and a portfolio of their work,” said Raj Doraisamy, CEO of Interview USA, Inc.

About Interview USA, INC.

Interview USA, Inc., based in Sarasota, FL, (http://www.interviewusa.com), was founded in 2001 as a provider of workflow automation solutions. The privately-held company markets its Virtual Video Interview™ technology as a cost-cutting, time-saving tool to any organization that conducts interviews, whether for hiring or other purposes. IUSA’s first deployment in an educational institution was installed in February, 2003 at the University of South Florida in Tampa. IUSA’s unique approach to developing technology has attracted partnerships from global enterprises such as Sprint and Fujitsu, Ltd., the third largest provider of Information Technology consulting services in the world. For more information on Interview USA, Inc. and its array of technology products and services, please contact Bryan St.Laurent, via telephone at: 800 941 4872, ext. 84

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