Video Interview Information
I've had to do lots of video interviews whilst applying for jobs, and I thought I'd share my experiences.
Live vs pre-recorded interviews
Two major versions of video interviewing software exist, each with distinct implications for candidate assessment. These two formats include:
Both assessment modalities have their relative advantages and disadvantages, and employers will usually think long and hard about which format best suits their needs.
Advantages of live video interviewing:
Advantages of pre-recorded interviewing:
Generally speaking, interviewers tend to use live video interviewing for ad-hoc recruiting and lower volume sifting. Pre-recorded interviewing however, is typically used as part of a wider strategy, and is more commonly used in high volume, early stage sifting.
Why do employers use video interviewing?
To employers, many (but not all) of the advantages video interviews offer are obvious, but candidates are likely less aware of how video interviews benefit employers. Here are some of the reasons why employers are adopting video interviews, and why they are replacing telephone and face-to-face interviewing:
Overall, employing organisations can benefit significantly from adopting video interviews, which can solve many of the problems associated with both telephone interviews and face-to-face interviews.