Jobstreet by SEEK wins at the Prestigious YouTube Works Awards for SE Asia 2023

When hiring for real talent, keep it real by using the right platforms!…the winning message behind Jobstreet by SEEK’s viral runner-up “Hire Real Talent” campaign at this year’s prestigious @YouTube Works Awards SEA. 

Leading online career platform Jobstreet by SEEK was announced as a runner-up at the recently concluded YouTube Works Awards Southeast Asia 2023 with its video campaign series “Hire Real Talent”.

Jobstreet by SEEK’s three-part video series is considered as one of the most innovative and effective campaigns on YouTube in the past year. It was nominated for “The All Action Hero,” a category that recognizes brands that maximize the action-oriented features of YouTube to effectively achieve its goals and encourage conversion and/or awareness.

YouTube had garnered over 750 applications from across Southeast Asia, with Jobstreet by SEEK being only one of the 12 Philippine brands that were announced as finalists such as Nestle, Lazada, and GCash to name a few.


Jobstreet by SEEK’s The Hire Real Talent Campaign

The Hire Real Talent campaign aims to bare the realities of hiring candidates on social media while encouraging hirers to utilize legitimate job platforms to target the right candidates. Jobstreet by SEEK went with a satirical and witty take on the matter to show hirers that seeking talents through social media may not bring them the best-suited candidates which can result in an inefficient recruitment process.

Social media lacks identity verification, making it hard to distinguish real from fake accounts. Users often lack professional profiles and work experience information unlike in job platforms, making it difficult for employers to assess candidates.

In the first video, the applicant being interviewed had a display photo of a newly set-up social media account—anonymous, lifeless, and unrecognizable. As for the second video, the applicant shown was unidentifiable due to their profile photo being a family portrait. Lastly, in the third video, the applicant is seen to have had work experience in a fictitious restaurant, making it difficult to determine factual information about them.

You Tube Works Awards

The annual YouTube Works Awards, in partnership with research firm Kantar, recognizes and celebrates campaigns to champion the brilliant minds behind them. This year, it made its comeback bigger and better by bringing the competition all throughout the Southeast Asian region, presenting new categories and a jury brimming with local experts and brilliant minds.

“Being named as having one of the most effective campaigns this year is an incredible honor as we’ve seen a lot of exceptional executions over the past period, so we are extremely grateful for the YouTube Works Awards for recognizing our campaign. We will continue on creating content that will not just get the interest but also educate our audience to remain the most trusted career and talent platform in the Philippines,” shares Dannah Majarocon, Managing Director, Philippines, Jobstreet by SEEK.

To watch the shortlisted video series, visit the following links:

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  1. denise says:

    with so many people looking for jobs today, the work Jobstreet has done to weed out those qualified is amazing. Good for them for addressing these issues and accomplishing so much.

  2. Karen says:

    oh wow, it is great the job street won this prestigious award, this is amazing, I am so happy for everyone who worked hard on the platform.

  3. Clarice says:

    This is amazing. Congratulations, Jobstreet. Will check out these videos. Hope you can make more content like this. Very helpful.

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