Slovaks introduce the first digital CV app

CapaCV allows job seekers to record videos for their self-presentation.

The Slovak start-up CapaCV has introduced the first digital CV appThe Slovak start-up CapaCV has introduced the first digital CV app (Source: FB CapaCV)

Companies will be able to significantly reduce time spent on the selection process before inviting job-seekers to interview in the near future.

A group of Slovaks has introduced a new innovation to HR management: the first digital CV in the form of an app and online platform, the SITA newswire reported.

“In our experience, companies invest a lot of time and human resources in the search for highly-skilled people,” one of the creators, Jakub Kuvik, told SITA.

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The Slovak startup CapaCV, therefore, promises its app will make it possible to pre-select candidates up to 80 percent more effectively than is current.

7 sections, 7 videos

CapaCV allows candidates to present their soft skills, such as creativity, empathy, and team management, through a series of videos.

“These qualities are often much more important than a job applicant's experience,” explained Marek Hradílek, another of the developers, as quoted by SITA.

A candidate first downloads the app, which has seven sections, such as introduction, education, experience, and skills. Any job-seeker can then upload a video that should be no longer than one minute to each section. The job applicant will subsequently share their profile through a hyperlink.

The Slovak startup is also planning to expand to markets in the European Union and beyond.

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