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Guide to Get Started Video Interviewing

Marie O'Sullivan

If remote interviewing is top of your agenda today, this quick guide to setting up your account and inviting candidates to interview should steer you in the right direction.

What is Asynchronous or Remote Video Interviewing?

Interviews in which the interviewer and candidate are not online simultaneously.

How does remote interviewing work?

  • The recruiter creates an interview and sets the deadline
  • Recruiter invites candidates by email
  • Candidates log in and complete the interview when and where it suits before the deadline
  • Recruiter shares completed video interviews with other recruiters, hiring managers, and colleagues
  • All parties collaborate using tagging, ratings, groups, and comments.

Setting up your Video Interviews

  • Attend your online onboarding session with your Client Success Manager (CSM). They have all the insider info, best practice tips, and how to engage your colleagues.
  • Personalize your account ideally with premium branding to enhance your employer brand.
  • Add intro videos to welcome the candidates and outline what they can expect in the interview. The production quality doesn’t have to be cinema-standard; candidates are more interested in what you have to say than fancy graphics in the background.
  • Choose your interview questions wisely. Consider using some to test skills such as language, technical, or competency? Invite your hiring managers to contribute to question design that will allow them to assess candidates accurately.
  • Use the account features when reviewing answers and invite relevant colleagues to assess responses relating to the skills needed.

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This article was created by Sonru Video Interviewing and included contributions and research gathered from Sonru clients and candidates between 2011 to 2020.