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Video Interviewing Research: Technical Roles

Marie O'Sullivan

This spotlight’s data derives from the findings from 3,223 respondents who completed an automated video interview for technical roles between January 2017 and June 2018. The optional survey was made available to all candidates.

The Candidate Experience

  • 93% felt sufficiently informed as to what was required
  • 85% satisfaction with the candidate experience, 10% neutral
  • 93% would complete a video interview again

Video Interview Completion Specifics

  • 19% completed their video interview on a mobile device
  • 92% finished their video interview at home
  • 52% finished the video interview in their native language

Other Key Findings from Candidates interviewing for Technical Roles

  • 19% of respondents had completed an automated video interview in the past
  • 75% had positive feelings toward the hiring company when they received the invitation, with a further 21% neutral
  • 89% confidence in how the technology worked

Candidate Feedback: Technical Roles

“Very impressed that they are forward-thinking in applying this technology to their interview process.”

“It shows me that the company does its part to filter the right people for the role.”

“Enjoyed the process, felt at ease and relaxed. I would recommend video interviews to anyone who had concerns.”

“I found it very good – well explained, good pre-interview practice available, and the interview itself was seamless.”

“Great to have an initial interview online and automated to fit around our modern busy lives.”

Respondent Demographics: Technical Roles

  • 66% of respondents were under 35 years of age
  • 76% Male and 24% 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.