Knowing what questions to ask, and when, is a part of being a great recruiter.
It’s also an area we see some complaints about from candidates regarding video interviews. When done correctly, an on demand video interview should function as the screening call – setting the scene for more in depth questions down the line.
The most successful users of video interviews use the pre-recorded on demand interviews to get a feel for their candidates. Then, they use the live video interview (or in-person interview) to dive deeper into their responses. Here are examples from interviewstream users:
Interview questions for on demand interviews should be similar to screening interview questions. The on demand video interview serves as an alternative to a lengthy phone screen. Ask questions about qualifications, culture fit, and soft skills. Here are a few examples:
Using on demand video interviews for situational questions is a common use case for internal candidates. The rating system makes it easy to see how candidates are rated against each other. Good examples of questions to ask include:
You should ask in-depth interview questions for live video interviews. They are often the second round interview, which gives you an opportunity to ask for more detail on responses the candidate gave in their screening interview. Some examples are:
Differentiate your company from competitors competing for the same candidates with video interviews. Screening with video interviews helps you reach more candidates and recruit faster. See how interviewstream can help your company – chat with a hiring expert now.
Caroline Chessia is the Marketing Operations Specialist at interviewstream. She loves color-coordinated graphs, hiking in the mountains, and every dog she meets—especially the Golden Retrievers.