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Documentary ‘APPLY NOW: School of Hard Knocks’ will reveal the new type of Job Applicant
Employers should now be on the look out for resumes that read more like the coming-of-age novel 'Great Expectations'.
In the film a variety of jobseekers from around the U.S. will be followed as they go through the process of searching for employment. From Job Fairs, to filtering through job listing, filling out applicants, and interviewing;
Ross Moving Pictures is the Production Company for the film which starts production this year and is set to wrap in late fall. In order to tell a compelling and authentic story, they’ve enlisted the help of a variety of companies, nonprofits, and government organizations. Some of these companies include global education company specializing in 21st century skills General Assembly, job search engine ZipRecruiter, job board LinkUp.com, recruitment software developer iCIMS, job fair producer Diversity Career Group, Bureau of Labor Statistics and The EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission)
The film will also feature experts including frequent TED Talks speaker Barry Schwartz (“Our loss of Wisdom”), Author of the novel turned TV Show “Younger” - Pamela Redmond Satran, the Head of HR for multi-national SAP, Matthew Jeffrey and more to be announced.
This country is happy with its current Unemployment number, but we feel these numbers might be a bit misleading, because the current Underemploymentrate is more than 60% higher than the Unemployment rate (Nov. 2015 data). The filmmakers believe this the cause of a disconnect between traditional employers and modern-day jobseekers;
Executive Producer of the film, Brandon Ross says “We feel many people in this country will gravitate to this story, because almost everyone can relate to the frustrations of going through the job search process.”