We are expanding our team and hiring for a variety of positions. Our recruiting website nychbrands.com talks more about our culture, open positions, and the application process.
Our application process is more involved than average, and there’s a reason for this- it’s a great way for us to filter candidates. If people can’t be bothered to follow instructions on an application form, then they probably will not be a fit for our company. We also ask all candidates to submit a brief video telling us about themselves.
Why We Ask Job Candidates For a Video
- We allow people to submit their video by either uploading a file or posting a link. We do not provide instruction on how to do this. One of our company culture mantras is “Everything is Figureoutable.” If someone cannot be bothered to figure out how to submit a video file or link, this is a very good indicator that they aren’t going to last in our culture.
- Submitting a video takes some time. If someone is truly interested in a position at our company, they will be willing to jump through a few hoops. If people don’t want to put forth the effort, that communicates to us that they aren’t overly interested.
- Some of our positions require excellent verbal communication skills. A video helps us determine what kind of communicator applicants are.
When we post jobs on traditional job sites, we can can get up to hundreds of applicants. Asking applicants to submit a video is a great way to whittle down the list.