February 10, 2012 08:00 ET

Auto Dealers Accelerate Toward JobOn and Video Job Interviewing

More Than a Half Dozen Sign Up to Post Jobs and Review Job Applicants' Videos

STEVENSVILLE, MD--(Marketwire - Feb 10, 2012) - Pohanka Acura, Koons Toyota and Koons Ford Annapolis, Annapolis Hyundai, Porsche of Annapolis, JBA Chevrolet, David Wheeler Honda and Preston Hyundai are automobile dealerships that are now using JobOn, the apply-by-video service for job seekers launched just last fall.

Car dealerships are taking advantage of JobOn because it provides a more comprehensive view of job seekers than applications or resumes. Like the rest of the customer-centric service industry, car dealers need employees who are articulate, show enthusiasm and exhibit poise. Recorded video is a powerful screening tool that allows them to view these traits and determine which applicants are best suited for the jobs, and in much less time because they don't have to meet each one in person.

"The sole purpose for employees in the automotive world is to serve customers beyond their expectations, so job applicants must have that natural understanding of how to properly engage customers," says Bart Schuster of Pohanka Acura. "JobOn offers a concise platform that minimizes the time necessary for hiring managers to find those prospective gems."

By claiming an account on JobOn, employers essentially get an on-demand job fair where they can post jobs, ask specific questions and review applicants' videos at their convenience. For seekers, the web-based service is free and provides a more efficient way to connect with employers than traditional employment sites or paper applications.

About JobOn
JobOn combines employment listings with the ability for applicants to submit a free video application via webcam. This simplifies the job-matching process for the nearly 80 million employees and nine million workplaces that hire for service-related positions. The results are greater satisfaction for employees, and less turnover and lower costs for employers.

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