Want to add an extra splash of personality to your application process? Our video cover letter tool allows candidates to record a short introduction within their application.
Where can I find a candidate's video?
Open an application. If they chose (or were required) to include a video cover letter, you should see a blue View video profile link in the top right corner of their Resume tab.
Click the link to open and review their video!
Turning video cover letter on and off:
For each one of your jobs, you can choose to:
- require a video cover letter
- give candidates the option without requiring it
- turn the video cover letter option off
Make changes to your video cover letter settings by opening a job template and scrolling down to the question, "Is a video cover letter required for this role?"
When should I ask for a video cover letter?
Does the role require a certain personality? ✨
Maybe you want someone extra well spoken for a customer-facing role, or maybe you're looking for a bright light for your host position. Sometimes it’s hard to spot that spark just going off of a resume. Video cover letters introduce you to a candidate’s personality before the interview stage.
Is this job typically hard to hire for? ✋
If your role is already hard to hire for, then you might not want to add a video cover letter to the application process. While it can provide valuable insight into a candidate's personality, it does add extra friction to the application flow. Consider turning video off for your hard-to-hire jobs.