Great article from the folks over at ActiveInterview.com, on how to make your video interviewing process more efficient.
You don’t want any technical difficulties occurring if you can help it, so test your webcam out with a friend before the important interview. If you can, I advise using ethernet instead of WiFi because it’s a steadier connection. Make sure the camera is at eye-level with you and the lighting in the room is good.
“Testing the lofty claims on resumes is one of the great benefits of virtual interviews, Sandeep Ghael, co-founder of Active Interview, says. “People just use their resumes to create word salads,” he says, adding that they “cram all these hot acronyms and different sorts of experiences on this one page.”
The virtual interview was the only way Bryan Stuart could keep his non-profit organization’s budget in check when he hired 35 people for One Laptop Per Child’s internship program. It also was much easier to get candidates to submit recorded videos, which he could review at his home office in Wilmington, Ind. whenever he had spare time.”
“Interviewing via video and the internet is such a hot trend right now. The right system is cheap compared to in-person interviews when travel is involved. Even when you’re not having to fly candidates in from around the globe, video interviewing software ensures a consistent interview every time and removes the worry of those risky hiring manager interviews.”
read more: http://www.hci.org/lib/melissa-mounce-talks-video-interviewing
“Hot off the internet press is the newest Amazon Web Services (AWS) case study… and it’s Active Interview!”
This week I did a phone screen interview over Skype, with video. I was so pleased with how it went that I never want to do a regular phone screen again. I am not a big fan of interviewing people over the phone or being interviewed over the phone.
As the current job market continues to open up and restaurant brands begin to grow and hire, there is still an air of caution when it comes to hiring costs. One way some of my clients are saving both time and money in the interview process is to conduct their out of town restaurant job interviews via Skype.
Great original research on the benefits of Video-Enabled Talent Acquisition, provided by the Aberdeen group.
“As firms seek to maximize their reach into an increasingly geographically dispersed talent pool, the importance of visual communication has increased. Not only are organizations looking at the possibility of hiring individuals from other geographic locations who will relocate for a job assignment, increasingly hiring managers may indeed be managing their new hires remotely.”
Companies are looking to be cost-efficient while they search for new hires. That’s why webcam interviews are taking off.
“You’re having social cues. You’re making eye contact. You’re laughing. You’re interacting with the person in the same way that you would face to-face,” said Meghan Cavanaugh, HR Manager for LaunchSquad
Read more: http://www.king5.com/news/business/Interview-for-your-next-job-via-webcam-93156954.html
As technology gets better and better, more and more employers are turning to webcam interviews for initial interviews. This allows for something approximating a face-to-face interview, but without having to do much more than would be necessary for a telephone interview. There are a few things to watch out for if you do a webcam interview, however. Keep reading to learn what they are.