vCandidates.com - FAQs

frequently asked questions

General questions

vCandidates.com is a career platform for candidates and recruiters. It was created to expedite the hiring process by mapping out digital communications that will seamlessly present prescreened candidates to recruiting professionals. Candidates can directly be connected to our vetted and verified professional recruiters or staffing agencies with more information regarding their desired career needs and experiences. We are creating a community where candidates can access information through our online vUniversity learning center, webinars and blogs to provide candidates with current information on preparing for a career change or career advancement.

CANDIDATE QUESTIONS

Job search boards do help you to see how many opportunities are available. But they can be very overwhelming and do require a lot of search effort on your part. Even still, once you openly apply on a public search board, your resume is automatically available for all to see, even your employer.


vCandidates.com offers candidates the ability to be available for new career opportunities on a confidential, private platform. We are a sourcing tool for recruiters to connect with a talent pool of pre-screened candidates.  And, unlike job boards, both our candidates and our recruiters are vetted and go through training with us before they are active on our platform. Moreover, our platform is private. Your profile will only be seen by recruiters with job openings.  This prevents people from posting fake job positions to collect your information as does occur on the public job boards.


vCandidates.com also lets you provide more information about what types of jobs you are looking for, your work experiences and what motivates you as you advance in your career. We provide you with the job placement tools to be more competitive in a race between your competition along with tools such as a mobile app and our dual Employment Relationship Manager, which will help you manage the job search process and all communications between recruiters and you without having to create a separate, manual-based spreadsheet.

You are paying not only to access our platform but, more importantly, to utilize the expertise of our team and our digital communication and tracking systems, which keeps candidates informed like never before.


You are investing in yourself and honing in on what is important to you in a job and company, which will save you time, money and future job switches due to accepting a job that’s a poor fit, which does happen. Within the first month, through our Boot Camp program and a 45-minute session with one of our vCounselors, including a mock job interview, you will have the career development tools in place to successfully interview with Recruiters and hiring managers and be well-prepared for the job opportunities that fit you well.


Our fee includes the first month’s subscription, and our low-cost monthly fee of $15 per month, starting in Month 2, is worth knowing that your information is in the confines of a confidential platform.

To help you become a competitively strong, viable and well-prepared candidate, we have created a 9-step online tutorial, a self-learning program, which will provide you with the knowledge, guidance and career advancement tools to present the best of yourself. You will learn about resume writing, preparing for job interviews, how to work with recruiters and more.

 

We encourage you to complete this tutorial upon signing up as it will prepare you for your job search and will expedite the process that recruiters work through to present you to hiring companies.

Our Boot Camp focuses on your personal development, brand development and career development. Most other online programs or videos only cover one or two of those areas. We take you through activities, check-sheets and even a 30-day journal to help you commit to the work and improve your performance in searching for your best next career opportunity. Plus, at the end you will in a stronger position when connected with the vetted recruiters who will be searching for you.

 

Our Boot Camp program focuses on your hard and soft skills. It is interactive and participatory in nature, giving you a more holistic understanding of yourself as a candidate.

vCounselors are our team members who have been employed within the human resources and recruiting industries. They are available to help you with on-boarding onto our platform should you need assistance with creating your profile and, importantly, will be available to you for questions and for a mock job interview session. They will also check in with you from time to time to offer a few tips to garner more visibility if your search and communication activity slows down. Those who have purchased our Premium Subscription can opt to have our vCounselors review their Candidate Personality DNA (personality test) as an add-on purchase.

Depends what you are looking for and when. Just because you began looking doesn’t mean the right opportunity is available.

 

That’s why we provide a low monthly subscription cost for you to have your profile available for when the right opportunity comes along.

 

There are many variables to a job search, including how specific or broad your search is, the level of the role you are looking for and how aggressive you are in finding your next home. That said, the average search time is 2 – 4 months from the time you start seriously searching until you are made an offer.

One of our vCounselors will give you a follow up call to check your progress. We will discuss your job requirements, flexibility, timelines, and more to facilitate finding career opportunities. This is also why maintaining your subscription is only $15 per month.

You will be presenting yourself to employers as a viable and serious candidate with the initiative showing that you’re ready and available for job opportunities.

Though no career platform can guarantee that you will be placed, we believe that by creating a full profile on our site you will have more of a chance to be seen as a “viable” candidate to our recruiting professional subscribers. This means it will require you to fully participate by completing the areas in your profile to help you increase your chances of finding your next career adventure. Like anything in life, one must be realistic and manage one’s expectations. We strive to help with managing your expectations in finding a new career path by providing the tools that will best showcase your needs, talents and experiences. Those with profiles with over 85% completion will receive priority viewing than those who have not.

Recruiter questions

vCandidates.com helps the individual and independent recruiting professional as well as the small to medium recruiting and staffing businesses with their search efforts by providing enterprise solutions to them at a fraction of the cost. Our all-in-one platform helps recruiters manage workflows, searches, communications and presentations to both candidates and clients. We are the only career platform that provides our recruiting subscribers with pre-screened talent that has been verified by our team of former HR and recruiting professionals who understand what is needed to present a viable job seeker to an employer.

 

As our candidates are well-prepped and serious about searching for a new career opportunity, your time efficiencies in working with them, preparing candidate presentations for your clients and handling administrative and calendar tasks will be greatly improved.

 

Also, vCandidates.com is a platform that employers (your clients) are unable to use to access candidates, thereby improving your competitive position in sourcing and presenting candidates.

Our pricing is not only incredibly cost effective (it is at parity or below the market), we also provide more enterprise-like services. With our platform, vCan Manager™, our Employment Relationship Manager or ERM, recruiters and candidates can communicate with each other with updates, information and scheduling in an efficient and timely manner. In addition, we are delivering you trained and vetted candidates so you can spend your time on the interview and selection process vs. uncovering who they are.

The fact that candidates have subscribed into our platform is an initial confirmation of their higher level of seriousness to a career development process and in wanting to advance their career. Moreover, candidates can only be viewed and identified by recruiters once they have completed their profile and have gone through and completed our Boot Camp program. And, there is no ghosting.  Candidates will have the option of working with you on your job posting and, if they select “yes,” you’ll have well-prepped job seekers to work with. 

Employer Questions

Shifts in workforces happen. Keeping your brand strong and viable is key to future talent attraction (not to mention customer attraction) as well as in helping those who are going through transitions. Our Employment Subscription Cards provide a low-cost solution when compared to other outplacement solutions if your company doesn’t have an off-boarding solution. It also creates a culture of respect and support for those leaving your firm and for those staying behind.

 

Offering these subscriptions also helps to communicate that their former coworkers are being taken care of. 

 

How are we helping your employees?  By preparing and connecting them to recruiting professionals with jobs.

That’s great – we love to hear that you are already supportive of this benefit for transitioning employees. Because our solution is comprehensive and cost efficient, it allows you to offer these resources to anyone transitioning out of your firm (for any reason) with reduced impact to your bottom line. Moreover, we have the ability to very quickly connect people searching for a new job to recruiters for active job opportunities.  Outplacement firms are typically not structured to offer this feature and benefit.

Our Employment Subscription Cards are perfect referrals for those clients who reach out to you and don’t have the funds to invest in a full career coaching or outplacement package. You can still help them through referrals while enjoy another revenue stream by partnering with us.  Also, vCandidates.com can help your clients in their career search by connecting them with our hand- picked, verified and vetted recruiters who have jobs that they’re looking to fill.