5 Great Things Candidates Need to Know About Video Assessment Interviews
December 6, 2021
Here are 5 other things candidates should know about video assessment interviews.
They get the chance to shine beyond their CVOftentimes, job interviews can induce stress and anxiety even for the best-prepared candidates. It’s the notion of sitting in front a stranger, answering questions, and being surrounded by an unfamiliar environment. It’s not easy. It hinders performance, makes candidates appear less qualified, and ultimately impairs the decision-making process. However, when candidates conduct video assessment interviews, the entire script changes. First of all, knowing that the vast majority of candidates are familiar with video technologies such as FaceTime, Zoom and Google Meet, candidates who conduct video assessment interviews will feel like they can record in their own element. What’s more, they no longer need to experience the pressure that is induced from being assessed in a different environment. Second of all, when candidates conduct video assessment interviews they get to advocate and fully showcase themselves during the screening process. No stress. No worries. No anxiety. Last but not least, candidates have more of an opportunity to get in front of hiring teams at a very early stage in the hiring process. And makes it much easier for them to prove why they’re suitable for the role!
They can do them at their own time and convenienceWhen it comes to in-person assessments or interviews, candidates rarely get to have a say in them. Simply because they’re mostly tethered to the recruiter’s schedule. Studies have shown that 80% of candidates take interviews during their working hours. With video assessment interviews on the other hand, candidate don’t have to take time off work or allocate a huge chunk of their day for the interview. In fact, many video interviewing software allow candidates to self-schedule their video assessment interviews at the time that suits them best. So candidates can take their interviews in the morning after they’ve had their coffee, in the afternoon when the kids are at school, or at night when everyone at home is fast asleep. The time doesn’t matter, as long as it’s submitted before the deadline! This way, candidates will feel more at ease and less pressured when it comes to taking their video assessment interviews. Especially since candidates can choose to take them at a time that they feel their best. Maybe it’s after they’ve had a good breakfast, got great news, or after a relaxing meditation session. And not at a time that is enforced by them and doesn’t align with their schedules!
They won’t have to worry about geographical barriersPreviously, candidates would have to commute or travel to make it on time for an interview. However, video assessment interviews eliminate the initial need to travel. Not only saving the candidate an astronomical amount of time – but also eliminating any extra stress or worries of not being able to make it to the interview on time. Distance is no longer a barrier with video assessment interviews. Also, recruiters won’t need to solely rely on looking for local talent or struggle with time zone differences. With video assessment interviews, candidates are spared from driving all the way across the country or hopping on a plane. And if candidates aren’t able to travel due to travelling bans or pandemic restrictions, candidates won’t need to worry about such geographical barriers.
They can rerecord their responsesVideo assessment interviews give candidates the chance to rerecord their answers if they feel like they didn’t do so well the first time. A luxury that is not often available with in-person assessments. What’s more, candidates can also conduct their assessments at a time that suits their convenience. This works great for candidates who need to work around their family’s needs or other important commitments. In addition, these video interviews can significantly help candidates feel relaxed since they can start recording their answers once they feel ready. They don’t need to feel pressured to start or end the assessment at a certain time. Once candidates get to record as many takes as they want, they can watch their final recording and only submit it once they’re confident and satisfied with their answers. Therefore, allowing them to retake their videos gives them an extra sense of comfort and relief during the assessment process, knowing that they’ve presented themselves in the best way possible.
They get to see the interview questions in advanceUnlike in-person assessments, candidates can’t view the questions in advance. This means that they need to come up with clever answers on spot, which might leave them feeling nervous and anxious beforehand. The great news is though, with video assessment interviews candidates have the chance to view and prepare for the assessment questions in advance. This way, candidates will feel at ease knowing what to expect. Recruiters can even allocate a certain amount of time for candidates to view and prepare for their responses before clicking on the record button. Which ultimately gives candidates some time to devise their answers in the best way possible and stand out to the recruiter.
TakeawaysContrary to what some may think, video assessment interviews work for the candidates, not against them. Simply because candidates get to shine beyond their CV, complete them at their own convenience, eliminate barriers, rerecord their answers, and view the questions in advance. Last but not least, video assessment interviews give candidates the great chance to shine, unleash their full potential and double their chances of landing the job! EVA-SSESS is a next generation video interviewing software that enables businesses to pinpoint top talent faster and build diverse workforces. It uses modern science and AI to help employers and recruiters evaluate candidates in a fraction of time. Where they can quickly identify the best and brightest talent to invest time with. In essence, EVA-SSESS allows you to spend more time with the right candidates, and less time on manual tasks. Helping you to relentlessly innovate the hiring process with merit-based, fair, and unbiased video assessment interviews.
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A wordsmith, storyteller, and content strategist – Tima is an MBA graduate with 6+ years of experience in the world of HR. With over 2,000 blogs under her belt, Tima's expertise and insights have helped businesses across the globe take their recruitment to the next level and stay ahead of the curve.
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