Voices in the void
What if, instead of conducting dozens of phone interviews with the same set of questions, and saving notes on each of those phone interviews with a staff of potential decision-makers, hiring managers could let a computer call a job candidate, ask those job candidates all of those pre-determined questions, record the answers, share them with an entire group of hirers and file them for future reference? And what if, instead of sending out the same generic resume to 1,000 faceless potential employers online, you had a chance to speak in your own voice about your qualifications, as they pertain to a particular job?
Jeff Fitzsimmons is an entrepreneur, inventor and joke-lover, and co-founder of HarQen, which at its most elementary allows users to create audio through the telephone and interact with it over the web. You can see HarQen in action at ComicWonder.com, a website that seeks the best joke-teller on the web’s wild west.
Think about those questions and more as you listen to this week’s episode: Backstage with Jeff Fitzsimmons
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