Sounds good. Time consuming on the short term, but good.
It gets better, in a really great way. There are also “VIP” applications. Yep, VIP. Now who isn’t going to fill these out? “Gee kid, you’re so special we want to hand you your own easy button.” With a quick click the kid can fill out a shortened application form, skip the essay, skip the app fee and get early consideration for merit scholarships. And, depending on the school, they will have her informat
ion pre-filled for her as well. Even better, she'll know within 21 days if she's “in”.
Holy crap. This is swell! She knocked out 4 of these in 1 night, all to schools on her preferred list. A beautiful thing to watch her choices and easy application process coincide.
Can you imagine if I could do this for candidates I source?
I have this super fabulous opportunity at company XYZ for a professional with your experience. I've reviewed your basic biographical information online via (insert your choice here…LinkedIn, About.me, Pinterest, Quora, whatever!). Based on this information, I thought this position would be of interest to you and truly enhance your career. I'd like to get this process started as smoothly as possible, so I have a pre-filled application ready for your review, the last thing I want you to have to do is spend an inordinate amount of time completing an application to have a conversation. Of course, I'd welcome additional information from you, like a resume, but to start a conversation with our Hiring Manager, Ethel, within 24 hours, just login with the information below and we'll get started.
Also, did I mention that should you elect to start the interviewing process with Company XYZ you'll become immediately eligible for a $2000 sign-on bonus? It's one of the perks of completing our VIP application within 24 hours of receipt.
I look forward to hearing from you. If you have any questions, please reach out to me at kelly@……com, or give me a call at 800-555-1221.”
Could it work? It's got to be in violation of something right? Is it too stalkerish? Or would it be flattering? Is it an unfair advantage? I don't know – could be amazing engagement, and colleges are getting it done. Some offer both, the common app experience and the VIP experience. Your choice. Could we make that magic happen for job seekers? That’s kind of any interesting question.