Friday 23 August 2019

Is this the most 2017 job advert ever? This business is searching for staff using Snapchat

Laura Larkin

Laura Larkin

Job interviews are daunting - but would showing off your skills on Snapchat first make things easier?

Crazy golf outlet, Rainforest Adventure Golf in Dundrum Town Centre is on the hunt for staff and their chosen recruitment process is unique to say the least.

To secure an interview hopefuls are asked to submit a 30 second video or a Snapchat outlining why they feel they would be good for the job.

Candidates are urged to tell the "company why you'd be a great hire" and those who impress with their clips will be contacted for interview.

Darrin O'Toole, general manager, told Independent.ie that the company is moving towards using social media to drive the business forward so it makes sense to hire people who are social media savvy and who are not camera shy.

"We are six years in business now and we have a great record when it comes to customer service and we want to continue that.

"We figure it would be a fun people to get people in - anyone can hand in a CV.

"We have a few things in the pipeline and we will be driving our Snapchat, our Instagram and doing weekly videos so it won't suit anyone who is camera shy," he said.

The company is looking for staff with personality he said.

"We are looking for people who are a good fit and who can make people leave with a smile," he said.

"We will call them for interview [if their video is successful] and it will become the formal interview process that every other person can do."

The business is looking to fill at least three part time roles ahead of Christmas.

"We've handed our staff a smart-phone and let them play around with Snapchat and Instagram and it's been a fun experiment.

"I think this is the way that businesses have to go and if you're not out in front of it you'll get left behind," he said.

"I think it won't be long before everyone is doing it so I figured we'd get it out there and see what the feedback is. It's unique enough that people will talk about it and share it so I'm very interested to see what comes back," he added.

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