On the Job: Good video can lead to interview

Anita Bruzzese, Gannett, USA TODAY columnist, writes about the impact video interviews are having on todays hiring process. Through these interviews, applicants are able to show their aptitude for a job and make a good impression on hiring managers. Elli Sharef, the co-founder of HireArt, believes video interviewing is going to take off due to the number of available webcams and the desire of companies to have richer candidate information.

At IPS, Managing Director JP O’Brien, works as a mentor with TechStars, a Boulder based a mentorship-driven seed stage investment fund. TechStars uses video interviewing as a way to valuate candidates and help sort through the thousands of applications they receive. An example of how their process is set up can be found at apply.techstars.com.

Video interviews will soon be a major part of many companies’ hiring processes. Companies will benefit from this because they will be able to gain a better understanding of each applicant they review. Therefore, applicants need to prepare themselves for each interview in order to come off as professional, confident, and stand out against the others.

Employers increasingly are winnowing down a field of candidates with a video clip.

January 20, 2013 | By Anita Bruzzese, Gannett

Would you buy a car without first seeing it or taking it for a test drive?

Probably not, and employers feel the same way about job candidates. They want to know that a job candidate is reliable, will fill their needs, and won’t quit when the road gets bumpy.

But how do employers “test drive” candidates before making a job offer without being too time consuming or expensive?

One solution has been video interviewing. Companies like HireArt weed through job applicants and send short videos of good fits to potential employers.

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