Grads, Apprentices & Interns in the USA

Marie O'Sullivan

The findings are derived from the data of over 2,000 interview campaigns for graduate roles/programs or internships among 53 Sonru clients between August 2018 and July 2019. The findings from an optional survey of over 440 candidates in the USA who completed a video interview for a graduate role/program or internship during the same period are also included.

The Candidate Experience

  • 98% found the software easy to use
  • 96% satisfaction with the candidate experience
  • 94% would complete a video interview again

Video Interview Completion Specifics

  • 11% completed their video interview on a mobile device
  • 86% completed their video interview at home
  • 67% completed the video interview in their native language

Other Key Findings from Grads, Apprentices & Interns in the USA

  • 48% of respondents had completed an automated video interview in the past
  • 76% had positive feelings toward the hiring company when they received the invitation, with a further 17% neutral
  • 72% thought the video interview allowed them to demonstrate their skills and experience
  • 95% felt sufficiently informed as to what was required
  • 80% said their opinion of the hiring company improved
  • 72% believe it is fairer to have more than one person assess their video interview

Candidate Feedback: Grads, Apprentices & Interns in the USA

“It is a great way to interview, especially if people are at different geographical locations. It is very convenient as you can interview from any place and at any time.”

“I got a better sense of the company’s interview style and that, they more than anything want to get to know the individual that they are interviewing.”

“I feel like this extra step in their application process shows how determined they are to get the best candidate for the job.”

“It gives the hiring company a snapshot of my personality and experience.”

“I believe it gave me greater insight into what they are looking for.” 

Respondent Demographics: Grads, Apprentices & Interns in the USA

  • 86% of respondents were under 35 years of age
  • 56% Male and 44% Female

This research spotlight was first published in the Sonru Video Interviewing library, which published contributions and research from Sonru clients and candidates between 2010 and 2020.