3 Reasons Recruiters are Thankful for Video Interviewing

3 Reasons Recruiters are Thankful for Video Interviewing

They might overwhelm, but recruiters are thankful for their platforms and tools. Applicant Tracking Systems, training modules, and video interviewing platforms all make the recruiter’s workload easier…so what’s not to like? But we’re a little biased and this Thanksgiving, we want to show you what our clients just LOVE about video interviewing. Each one of our three video interviewing options saves on travel costs, has impeccable tech support, and boosts employer brand. Our amazing clients and users at GreenJobInterview agree and have given us their unique reasons to be thankful for video interviewing. No matter the industry, or their favorite application (One-Way, Live or Mobile) they’ve all taken the time to say thanks. But don’t take our word for it, hear what these talent acquisition gurus have to say: “So over the years, we have actually pushed to do a lot more first-round video interviews, live. This has cut down […]

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Why User Interface Matters in Video Interviewing

Why User Interface Matters in Video Interviewing

User-friendly. The first thing you hear about the latest piece of technology or new software update is how easily new users can adapt to it. When it comes to sophisticated recruitment tools like video interviewing platforms, the user interface matters. Because most organizations already use recruiting tools like applicant tracking systems and social media applications, it’s important that a video interviewing service is easily integrated into your current system. Because recruiters are also human, it should also be simple to use. Video interviewing services are built to make the interview process less costly and easier on both parties. Not all vendors provide this, however. Free options such as Skype or FaceTime don’t offer the support and versatility as paid vendors, not to mention the highly concerning lack of secure storage options with these services. Not only are the options for technical support minimal, there are not opportunities for personalized employer […]

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Is the Resume Actually Extinct? Here’s a Clue

Is the Resume Actually Extinct? Here’s a Clue

Heard the one about the resume? According to pundits, analysts and even some frustrated job seekers… it’s doomed to extinction. But despite all the rumblings about its demise, the resume has been and continues to be a must-have for hiring managers and recruiters, stymieing the naysayers even in the face of video interviewing, electronic communication and this generation’s 500 lb gorilla, LinkedIn. How does it keep hanging on year after year, and why all the resume hate? Well, I’ll give you a clue… It was Colonel Mustard… Can you tell if a candidate is a good fit or bad fit in the first 5 minutes? Then you’re part of the lucky half who say they can. Currently, employers are trending towards hiring for a candidate’s personality, not just their potential resume qualities. Although hiring professionals still hire for skills and experience, these candidate attributes aren’t the sole deciding factor anymore […]

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How Do You Communicate with Job Seekers?

How Do You Communicate with Job Seekers?

Employer branding truly revolves around one thing. Relationships with candidates. How you build that relationship gives job seekers a window into the company culture and their fit within the organization. Communication with job seekers is vital to the recruitment process. Job descriptions, emails, phone calls, and interviews all give light to how the company functions. Live and One-Way interviews even give candidates aren’t close to the organization the same opportunities as a candidate who resides within the same zip code as the organization. Video interview technology can be used for more than just interviews. Recruiters and hiring managers can use them to keep in contact with candidates throughout the hiring process. One-Way videos don’t have to be just a screening method. Companies can use them to perpetuate their employer brand and enhance their branding strategy. Genuine words are honest words “Recruiters are also turning to video conferencing applications and newer […]

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6 Skills You Didn’t Know Employers Look For

6 Skills You Didn’t Know Employers Look For

While the history on your resume is impressive, that’s not all it takes to get the job. Soft skills – truly the foundational job requirements – aren’t skills everyone has. Employers can teach the hard skills, technical and job-specific abilities, but they can’t teach soft skills. Recruiters and hiring managers are on the lookout for these during the interview. Today’s candidate needs developed interpersonal communication skills. Why do so many recruiters and hiring managers feel these skills are more important? Every profession has a set of soft skills to serve as a foundation for professional decorum. In fact, 77% of employers say they are looking for candidates with soft skills. Over three-quarters… that’s a vast majority. What are soft skills? Having soft skills means you’re dependable, a problem solver, flexible, creative and a good fit for the company’s culture. Hiring managers also look for soft skills like having the ability […]

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