It is widely known that employers are glimpsing into the personal lives of job candidates, but by giving the interviewee the same opportunity, we are finally leveling the playing field.
New York, NY (PRWEB) March 3, 2009
According to Career Builder, 77% of recruiters will use search engines to research potential employees during the hiring process. An additional 51% will perform an in-depth background check as well. Consequently, the interviewer has most likely done some digging into a job-seekers past which creates an obvious disadvantage- this person knows almost everything about a candidate, while the candidate knows very little about the interviewer.
This disadvantage officially ends today, with the announcement from BeenVerified.com that they have released the first tool that puts the power of a background check directly into the hands of a job seeker. This service gives job seekers intimate knowledge of those they will be interviewing with. Find the service by clicking here.
Josh Levy, CEO of BeenVerified said, "It is widely known that employers are glimpsing into the personal lives of job candidates, but by giving the interviewee the same opportunity, we are finally leveling the playing field."
HOW IT WORKS
Imagine walking into an interview armed with knowledge about an interviewer that none of the other candidates would ever have been able to find out. BeenVerified taps into popular services such as Twitter, LinkedIn, and over 40 other social networks to see exactly who the interviewer is as a person. Knowing an interviewer's favorite music, marriage status, favorite books, whether one prefers family time or rowdy football games on Sunday can help guide answers to questions asked in an interview.
For example, when an interviewer asks 'What do you like to do for fun on the weekends?' a job-seeker can respond with the correct answer whether it be 'quiet, reading time with the family' or 'tailgating at the football game with the fellas'. In this job market, having the right answer is what can separate a job-seeker from every other candidate out there.
WHY IT MATTERS
Researching the personal and professional background of an interviewer can be the difference between getting the job or going right back to the unemployment line. Whether it is fair or not, hiring decisions are based on the personal rapport and social connection that are established during the interview. Running a personal online background check on an interviewer can uncover useful information that can help build that rapport and help forge a positive connection.
Most candidates already research all there is to know about a company in preparation for that first interview, but in a hyper-competitive job market, one must go even further to gain an edge on the competition. Most job seekers will take the first step and at least Google the interviewer to gather some initial information, the key however is to run a complete background check. An instant background check service can uncover important pieces of personal information.
BeenVerified provides individuals and small to medium sized businesses with online, instant background checks. By providing a simple, fast and affordable verification process, BeenVerified gives individuals the information they need to make life's most important decisions. BeenVerified was founded in 2007 and based in New York City. Please visit the BeenVerified Home Page for more information.