Dave Jensen wrote:PJM, let me know what platform the company was using, as these "solo video interviews" that can be done on one's own time is the new hot thing to do, and my company has been considering it. Seems a bit impersonal, though, and perhaps a bit standoffish to the candidate. But when you have too much on your plate, this might be the way to go.
They were using HireVue. Definitely was impersonal, and felt more like I was giving a speech than having an interview. They did give unlimited takes for each question, which was nice. I've had a few phone, video and in-person interviews, and felt like this was actually the most difficult. If multiple or unlimited takes are allowed, nothing really stops anybody from writing something down in Word and having it up on the screen just below the camera and reading off of it...which I would never do of course.
I can see how this is great for the company hiring, no one needs to take multiple hours out of their day to do phone or video interviews. Just need to come up with a few questions, and just watch the 10-15 minute videos when they're done.