Better Than the Oscars: Recruitment Videos, Social Media, and SEO Recruiting

Posted by Samara Parker
February 25th, 2015

I did not watch the Oscars… In fact, I completely forgot about them.

Why would anyone choose to spend their evening watching beautiful, talented people be rewarded for great artistic feats when they could be reading about recruiting and human resources?!

Why watch Broadway vet Neil Patrick Harris deliver an exciting musical theater performance when you could be watching a video about how to perform in your very own exciting recruiting video?

Your Guide to Making a Compelling Recruitment Video – By Rob Humphrey

And really, you don’t learn any practical tips about filmmaking by watching the Oscars, whereas blog posts are full of useful movie making advice!

17 Essential Elements Of A Successful Millennial Recruiting Video - By Ryan Jenkins

Honestly, I’m glad I missed John Travolta manhandling Idina Menzel’s face like a dummy in favour of reading about how not to use SEO like one.

SEO Recruitment For Dummies - By Roxanne Abercrombie

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I do actually care a lot about The Lego Movie. In fact both our CEO Ryan St. Germaine and myself would like to make “Everything is Awesome” the official theme song for team Jobcast…

But a motivational theme song is much less important to our company’s success than new info showing that social recruiting is now the top source of talent for recruiters in Southeast Asia!

Social networks rank foremost for two in three recruiters - by Jerene Ang

Lastly, I may be completely alone in feeling this way, but I think Birdman was totally overrated whereas learning how to get the most out of HR Tech is a topic that deserves way more hype than it gets.

Success with Implementing HR Tech: Know Your Requirements - By Andrea Devers

There is a small part of me that is curious about the best and worst dressed list, but I still haven’t finished reading Jobvite’s 2015 Job Seeker Nation Study... So the ball gowns are going to have to wait!