The benefits of video interviewing for Candidates

Posted by Gerard Ward

The benefits of video interviewing  for candidates

Video interviewing works for organisations because it works for candidates. A video interview provides candidates with a way of expressing themselves with more authenticity than can be achieved through a phone interview. With a video interview every candidate has the chance to be a star. 

A candidate’s moment in the spotlight

Recorded (asynchronous) interviewing allows candidates to focus on their responses to questions, rather than focusing on how the interviewer is responding. Recorded interviewing allows candidates to express their passion and enthusiasm for a topic and the organisation, something that cannot be replicated with phone interviewing. Social media has shown us that (given the right opportunity and technology) people want to be heard, as well as seen. Video interviewing provides candidates with this opportunity. 

More convenient than phone screening

With recorded video interviewing, candidates no longer have to work with recruiters to schedule phone interviews. Instead, they can respond to a series of pre-formatted questions and record their responses in a more relaxed environment. For the most part this takes place in their homes. Interviews can also take place at a time that is more suited to busy candidates juggling work, family and education commitments.

Apply for positions anywhere in the world

Recorded video interviewing helps to overcome the tyranny of distance. With video interviewing, it doesn’t matter if you’re in the next room or on the other side of the world. Video interviewing virtually puts the candidates in the same room as your interviewer.

A level playing field for all candidates

With recorded video interviewing everybody is answering exactly the same questions, with the same time limitations for responses. It’s no longer about how well you can build rapport with a phone interviewer or how one candidate can manipulate the phone interviewing process. Video interviewing gives everybody the same opportunity. Video interviewing also allows recruiters to directly compare candidates’ responses against each other, without having to rely on their memories. This means recruiters are comparing apples with apples.

Faster response times

Candidates have sleepless nights waiting to see if they have made it to the next round of interviews. Because of the scalability and inbuilt efficiencies of recorded video interviewing, these waiting periods can be dramatically reduced. 

With recorded video interviewing, everyone wins

Recorded video interviewing is a fairer, faster and more empowering solution for both candidates and recruiters. Put simply, recorded video interviewing is the next logical step in the ongoing evolution of the recruitment process.


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