Frequently Asked Questions
Why Use Beyond Our Barriers (BOB)?The intention of BOB is to give individuals with barriers to employment, a leg up by providing them with a profile page with information about their skill set, work or training history, accommodations, etc. so employers can quickly and easily find individuals who'd fit well in the position they need filled. Profiles can also include a dynamic video resume which helps break down concerns or misconceptions that employers may have. We then utilize marketing tools and our own internal team to recruit employers to visit the site. By utilizing all these tools together, you will have a better chance at finding the employment you want.
How Much is a Page on BOB?
The price for a page on BOB varies depending on your situation. If you are an individual representing yourself, the price is $12 per month, not including the video resume, for as long as you utilize BOB’s services. For an organization representing individuals, the price starts at $288 per year per individual, not including the video resume, and drops depending on the amount of individuals you sign up. After the first year, if you are still utilizing BOB, the price per individual is cut in half.
Must I Have a Video Resume?
No one utilizing BOB is required to have a video resume, but it has proven to be an extremely effective tool for securing employment.
How Much Is a Video Resume?
If you get a video resume produced through BOB, the cost is $600. We do offer payment arrangements, however, if needed. If you use a payment arrangement, production cannot start until 50% of the payments have been made. Once all payments have been made in full, your video will be added to your site. A profile picture of yourself will be used until you have a live video resume.
What If I Don’t Want to Use BOB for My Video Resume?
That is totally fine. However, if you choose to use your own vendor, you must follow our production guidelines which can be found when you sign up. Videos must be reviewed and approved by the BOB staff before it can be included in your profile. A profile picture of yourself will be used until you have a live video resume.
Can I Get Credit for Referring People to BOB?
Yes. If you are an individual, for every 2 individual (representing themselves) that you refer to us, you get 1 month free. For every individual (represented by an organization), you get 6 months free. Note, credits cannot be used against any remaining balance for the video resumes.
What Happens When I Get Employed?
Once you secure employment, payment to BOB stops immediately and your page will be made inactive. If you still owe any funds for your video resume, an employer has the option to pay it off for you. If you ever need to return, your page can be made live again at that time and payments will resume.
What If I Decide to Leave BOB Before Getting Employed?
If leaving BOB is what you’d like to do, payment to BOB stops immediately and your page will be deleted. If you still owe any funds for your video resume, however, all payments will still be due to pay for your video in full.
Does It Cost Employers Anything To Search BOB for Job Candidates?
BOB was created to give employers another resource to find great candidates that are under represented in the workforce. Therefore, it is free for employers to come and search our website. However, if you would like to sign up for updates as new candidates join BOB, the fee is $12 per month. Sponsorship opportunities for videos and advertising opportunities are also available. If you choose to sponsor, you will added to our partner page.Do you have a question not answered here? Contact us, and we’ll get you the answer ASAP!
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