Practice Makes Perfect

All across the nation, hiring managers are jumping for joy over the growing trend of video interviewing. It is set to literally redefine the future of recruitment. With the escalating usage of video interviewing becoming more wide spread, it is just as important now more than ever that students and job seekers become more comfortable with the technology. The cliché is “practice makes perfect,” but the truth is, that phrase could not be more spot on. Sports, tests, presentations; no matter the activity, it takes time to prepare and practice for that moment

With the rise of video interviewing, it is important first to understand some of the statistics behind why hiring managers and recruiters are switching to these technologies.

  • According to Software Advice, 60% of hiring managers and recruiters have turned to using video technologies when they need to carry out remote job interviews.
  • In a survey of 506 companies, 47% use video interviewing to shorten the time it takes to make a hire, and 22 percent say that they would use video interviewing to help them reach candidates from other geographic regions.
  • 57% of candidates prefer live video interviews, while 34% prefer in-person interviews.
  • Live Video Interviews are 6x faster than phone interviews.
  • 5-minute live video interview is equal to a 200 question written assessment.

One Step Ahead

Today, giant tech companies such as Apple, Twitter, Facebook, etc… are already using video interviewing as a part of their recruiting strategies. In fact, even smaller businesses have begun deploying video interviewing tools, given that is helps recruiters better evaluate a candidates focus, confidence, skills, and experience levels.

With all of these companies beginning to utilize video interviewing technologies, it is important now more than ever that candidates become exposed to it so they are not overwhelmed when the job search process begins. Here is why video interviewing is so effective and relevant for fast hiring cycles.

  • Addressing scheduling conflicts – A typical hiring manager has upwards of hundreds of candidates applying for a single job posting. Video interviewing allows these hiring managers to more easily schedule interviews and to review recordings later so they don’t have to set up multiple meetings.
  • Offer passive candidate a more streamlined alternative – With recordings being readily available, a candidate can now easily share their responses with multiple team members without having the person physically be there.
  • Removing fiscal or location bias – An interview can be a hassle when you boil it down to the basics. One of those basics is simply the location of where you live/work. Now, with video interviewing, a candidate can live in Boston and easily apply and interview with a company out in Los Angeles.
  • Refining the interview process – Video interviewing refines the entire interview process as a whole. There is no longer a need to do multiple rounds of interviews for each individual person, as it allows hiring managers to zero in on the most fitting candidate.

Keep Moving Forward!

These are some of the more critical trends when it comes to video interviewing in 2019. With the job search process becoming increasingly more competitive and with candidates beginning to become more conscious to the experiences they need, video interviewing is going to continue to be more readily used, and people need to be prepared!