MENLO PARK, CA—If you are interviewing for a virtual office job, wouldn’t it make sense to do a video interview? Virtual office and traditional office job candidates alike are discovering that video interviews are in vogue.
In fact, 63 percent of human resource managers interviews in an OfficeTeam survey said their company often conducts employment interviews via video. That number is up from just 14 percent one year ago. That’s an amazing increase and shows that video interviews have officially hit the mainstream.
What’s more, 13 percent of respondents think their organization will use video more frequently to meet with applicants in the next three years. Eighty-five percent anticipate the number of video interviews to remain the same.
“Many companies are embracing video interviews, which are often conducted online via webcam, as a way to quickly and cost-effectively evaluate applicants,” Robert Hosking, executive director of OfficeTeam. “Job seekers can use these virtual meetings to put their best foot forward, just as they would in person.”
The rise of video interviews is good news for virtual office users. Think about it. Video interviews are essentially virtual interviews that use virtual office technologies.
In the same way that company managers can conduct an interview via the webcam using Skype or some other virtual office technology, company managers can conduct weekly meetings with virtual office employees via the same technology.
In tomorrow’s post, we’ll take a look at some tips for virtual office workers who choose to do video interviews.