The Virtual Interview – The New Reality for College Recruiting

Interviews are stressful enough, but now college students must navigate new online recruiting tools to sell themselves to recruiters and hiring managers.

Due to decreased HR and travel budgets, ease of use, and time savings, many companies are turning to video conferencing tools to screen potential hires before moving to traditional face-to-face interviews in later hiring rounds.  In fact, video interviewing has increased 49% since 2011.

As this infographic from PGi shows, understanding best practices as it relates to video interviewing and body language is critical to interview success.

A few additional tips:

  • Be sure to test the technology before the interview
  • Check the lighting
  • Remove posters or memorabilia on the wall that may be offensive
  • Practice, practice, and practice!



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