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Virtual Interviews-The Wave of the Future

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Virtual interviews are becoming more commonplace in the recruiting process.  Are you prepared?

As a Senior Recruiter withForrest Johnson RecruitingI am currently using virtual interviews for my initial phone screens of candidates.


The individual you see in the photo happens to be my daughter and it illustrates the wave of the future in recruiting-virtual interviews.



Virtual interviews are a great way for recruiters to ascertain the candidate's poise, ability to use technology and ease in responding concisely to questions. You might be surprised by the number of people who are ill-prepared for their virtual interview.
Virtual interviews can be in the form of either pre-recorded videos or live interviews.  During pre-recorded virtual interviews, a candidate must respond in a certain time-frame to pre-recorded questions.  During live interviews a candidate is speaking directly with an interviewer, simply virtually.  In either case, it is easy to become nervous and not perform at your be…