- Posted by Vidcruiter
- On February 5, 2014
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- The Internship, video interview, video interviewing
There used to be a time when a job interview consisted of the applicant and hiring party sitting down in the same room, asking and answering questions for an extended period of time. While this is still common in today’s world, things are changing with each passing day.
Did you ever see the movie The Internship? Funnymen Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson find out what it means to move into the digital age, landing as interns at Google.
During one particular scene, Vaughn explains to Wilson that video interviewing is “how people do it now.” The duo goes on to interview with Google executives, making the audience laugh every step of the way.
While this movie is definitely a laugher, there is nothing funny about video interviewing. In fact, this is something more and more companies are turning to. There are a variety of reasons for this, including:
- Save money on the cost of travel
- Save time by making it easy to interview as many people as you would like
- Ask as many questions as necessary
- Get the same “feel” as you would with a face to face interview, being that you can still see the applicant
- Re-watch interviews to ensure that you are making the right hiring decision
Some companies will always rely heavily on face-to-face interviews, especially those who have had success with this method in the past. However, times are changing and video interviewing is becoming extremely popular.
And guess what? It isn’t just technology companies that are taking advantage. Your industry doesn’t matter. What matters is that you understand the benefits of video interviewing, along with how this can fit into your hiring process.
Interviewees Love it as Well
As you decide for or against video interviewing, you are likely to spend a lot of time thinking about the benefits to your company (such as those detailed above). But remember, this is going to make life easier on applicants as well. Here is how:
- Applicants don’t have to travel to and from your office, saving them both time and money (especially for those who are from out of town)
- Our research shows that candidates prefer the video interview process over phone interviews
- Our system allows applicants to practice before they start
Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson may not spend much time on job interviews in the real world, but they did a great job bringing the popularity of video interviewing to life in The Internship.
Is it time for your company to give video interviewing a try? If you like what you saw from Vaughn and Wilson, your answer is probably yes. After all, your company would hire those guys, right?