Do you have too many candidates for certain positions? Check out what Delta Air Lines is doing — they are using video job previews for their 12 categories of job descriptions to help candidates self-select out of applying.

Here’s an example of the video they use for their Flight Attendant jobs:

Delta Video Job Previews Flight Attendants | Ongig Blog
And here’s an example of the video job preview (actually 2 videos) they use for their Reservations Sales jobs:

Delta Airlines Video Job Preview Reservations Jobs| Ongig Blog
Delta’s Director of Talent Acquisition Glen Johnson tells Recruiting Trends that they have far more applicants than available jobs and want to help candidates “self-select out”:

“We want to make sure they understand that these jobs — flight attendant, ground mechanic, ticket agent — may seem cool but they also have downsides, so that candidates are better prepared to understand whether they really want a particular job,”

Delta’s approach is similar to the one Nationwide Insurance takes with their “Realistic Job Preview” (see Nationwide Increases Quality of Hire through “Realistic Job Preview”).

If you’d like to reserve time with me and my team on how to leverage┬ávideo job ads to boost quality (or quantity!), you can reserve a time here from my calendar.

Note: For more data and insight on video job descriptions visit Ongig’s Video Job Description Guide.

Rob Kelly

Co-Founder and CEO at Ongig
Ongig is the video job description platform that helps you attract the best talent faster. Ongig supercharges your job descriptions through video, images, and other media along with live chat, social sharing, and careers microsite creation. Early clients of Ongig include Yelp, GoDaddy, Verizon Digital and Autodesk.

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