SMS Text-Based Recruiting

SMS text invitations for interview on demand

Reach candidates in your talent pool before the competition using SMS text invitations and reminders for your one-way video interviews.

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Fast, direct candidate invitations

Gain an edge over the competition and reach your candidates faster
by inviting them to interview via text message.

Modern Practices


of applications are completed
on a mobile device

Better Experience


improvement in candidate
experience ratings

Faster Placement


of candidates respond to text
messages within minutes

Two recruiters using interviewstream on a laptop to invite candidates to interview via SMS text messages.

Improve and personalize your candidate experience

Candidates trust companies that reach out early and often in the hiring process. Pair that with a customizable candidate experience and you’ve got a workflow that reaches candidates quickly, in the way they communicate, with a modern interview process tailored to fit your employer brand.

Mobile phone screen showing an interview invitations that was delivered via SMS text message.

Get higher interview completion rates with device flexibility

Ensure your candidates receive and complete their video interviews on the device that best fits their needs. interviewstream interviews can be completed on any device – mobile browser, app, or desktop.

“We are currently using interviewstream to screen our candidates immediately after their resume has been reviewed. We send the candidates an invitation, and the interview is usually completed within a day. It’s a much faster process today.”

Major Financial Services Organization

Communicate with Scale and Speed

How SMS recruiting works with interview on demand

SMS invitations and reminders allow you to communicate with candidates through
multiple channels so you can reach and hire the best candidates, faster.

Candidate questions for interview on demand are easy to set up - select from over 1,500 popular screening questions or create your own.

Set up your interviews

Set up an open job requisition and create your one-way video interview by uploading your own interview questions or selecting from our library of over 1,500 popular screening questions.

Screen showing the set up of SMS text message invitations and reminders within an interview on demand requisition.

Invite candidates to interviews via SMS text messages

Add your candidate information and choose to send invitations via email, or email and text. Your candidates will receive an email and a text message with a direct link to their one-way video interview – which they can complete on their own time and from any device.

More resources on text-based recruiting

Learn more about how pairing digital and text-based recruiting with interviewstream one-way video
interviews can help your hiring team reach top candidates before your competitors.

A Guide to Text-Based Recruiting: How to Use SMS Messaging to Speed Up Hiring

A Guide to Text-Based Recruiting: How to Use SMS to Speed Up Hiring

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Nix the Phone Screen Interview and Replace it with One-Way Video Interviewing

Nix the Phone Screen Interview and Replace it with One-Way Video Interviewing

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Video Interviewing 101: What Recruiters Need to Know

Video Interviewing 101: What Recruiters Need to Know

Read eBook

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