- Posted by Vidcruiter
- On March 14, 2012
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- interview platform, live interview, online interview software, video interviewing
More and more recruiters are using online-based job video interview software to screen candidates for a particular job for the past three years or so.
These range from Fortune 500 companies to mid-size firms to even small-scale enterprises. So, can this process be healthy both for the candidate and the company?
Of course, it can if the prepared questions are straight to the point and will aim to make the HR personnel choose the best candidates for the job. Answers are automatically screened by the recruiter, on their own time, and the best candidates are determined based from the answers culled by their criteria.
The Video Interview Process
- The recruiter records himself asking questions in his or her office once per job type
- The company selects the applicants to undergo the first round of video interviews.
- The applicants are sent a link to respond to the interview questions
- The applicant may be at the comfort of his or her own home answering pre-recorded questions
- At least 15 job-related questions are churned out.
- The applicant can be allowed an unlimited amount of time or can be cut off after X minutes to respond.
The video interview process is almost identical to a face-to-face interview. The small difference of the webcam and time difference doesn’t seem to change the impression of most applicants.
Therefore, it is a real interview and decisions – whether to purge or to hire the candidate – are made based from his or her answers. Then a second round of interviews can be scheduled with a live interview VIA Skype or in person.
In your own opinion, considering that video interviewing are the trend these days, do you think you can interview professionally if you prepared well and understood how the video interview process works?