Got a Video Interview? Don’t Be A Scary Movie

Got a Video Interview? Don’t Be A Scary Movie

It’s that time of year. Pumpkins, candy corn, caramel apples, costumes, and Dracula. Scary movies aren’t everyone’s bag of tricks – pun intended – but people dress up as their favorite characters this time of year, princesses and zombies included. Well, the house down the street ran out of candy, just like your last employer. The company let you go to fend for yourself in the twilight of job-hunting. Startups fire almost 25% of their employees within the first year (Click to Tweet). After they let you go, do you want to find that dream job? Then it’s best you not act like Freddy Kruger or Jason. It’s understandable being desperate and eager to get a job, but you don’t want to appear so, escaping the asylum of job seeking. Quit Staring, it’s Creepy. When some people get nervous, they forget to breathe. Some, on the other hand, forget to blink. Actually, […]

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That’s Amore… Why Candidates Love Video Interviews

That’s Amore… Why Candidates Love Video Interviews

When the screen hits your eye… Mobile devices usage is at an all time high, and it’s not expected to decrease anytime soon. As a recruiter, you have to find the right candidates to fill jobs. That’s not feasible if you don’t go to them. How do you reach the talent pool in the first place? It’s crucial to understand your target. Currently your target loves anything that makes anything more convenient. Traditional interviews are stressful: new place, new people, talking with a stranger… it leaves a lot of room for anxiety. With video interviewing as an alternative however, they can interview from the comfort and sanctity of their own home. In fact, 66% of candidates prefer video interviewing to the traditional face-to-face alternative, and here’s why: Digital Living In theory, the internet’s purpose was supposed to be educational. It has since grown to a massive entity, with capabilities far greater than anticipated. […]

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How 4 Types of Hiring Managers Can Use Video Interviewing

How 4 Types of Hiring Managers Can Use Video Interviewing

Video interviewing caters to all types of hiring managers. Yes, all of them. Characteristics of video interviewing allow procrastinators a bit of wiggle-room, passive managers a louder voice, micromanagers a certain level of control, and problem-solvers greater victories in the hiring process. These four different kinds of managers need video interviewing, but for different reasons; here’s why: 1.   The Procrasta-Manager “I have an advanced degree in procrastination and another one in paranoia.” – Joanne Harris, author Waiting until the last minute on a task at work is bound to get less attention than the project you’ve been looking at for months. Unfortunately, procrastination has grown in popularity over the last 35 years… 26% of the American public believe themselves to be chronic procrastinators. So, it’s safe to say some managers out there procrastinate, and possibly on a regular basis. The decision to hire a candidate shouldn’t wait until the last minute and […]

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Take a Peek: 7 Video Interviewing Tips for Job Seekers

Take a Peek: 7 Video Interviewing Tips for Job Seekers

You can’t escape them. You can’t ignore them. Your candidates want video interviews, and your organization is looking for ways to save money. There’s no better way to do that than to save 67% on travel costs with video interviewing. There are about a million articles detailing tips and tricks to perfecting video interviewing techniques, but why search through the dozens of Google result pages when you can read the majority of them right here? 1.   Choose your environment wisely. It stands to reason that if you’re applying for a position with a particular culture, you’d want your attire to match, as well as your environment. There’s no need for TVs or radios in the background, and you don’t want your dog to come barking in the room. Keep any mobile devices out of the room as well. According to a survey by Express Employment Professionals, 58% of respondents said […]

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A Little R & R – Revolution & Renovation in the Workforce

A Little R & R – Revolution & Renovation in the Workforce

“Successful remote workers can share the systems, tech, and protocol already in place to communicate, engage, and perform.” – the late, Judy Martin Seasons change. Leaves change with the season. Just like any other steady cyclic transformation, the workforce changes also. The advances in technology have renovated the way we work. It’s time to use these tools to the best of their abilities. Why use video calls if colleagues are down the hall? You wouldn’t. Even though the company has the technology for it’s employees to work from home, they don’t allow this type of work flexibility. Unlike the seasons and the leaves, they have trouble adapting to the change. In that corporate revolution, there’s a need for a change in recruitment as well and how recruitment itself is viewed. The “experience only” job posting does more harm than good for the company. So, it’s time to catch up to the workforce revolution. Wasn’t Paid? […]

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