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How to conduct remote job interviews?

Kelly Barcelos on October 22, 2020 in Applicant Tracking System

COVID19 has changed the world in a way that no one can imagine. With social distancing becoming the new normal, it is difficult to conduct your interview processes and hire talent for your organization. Interviewing remotely is the best way to carry out your hiring process especially in these trying times.

With your entire team of hiring managers working remotely, is it possible to conduct interviews without any glitch? Yes, remote teams can indeed conduct interviews for candidates with the help of video interviews or video interviewing software. Your team members can coordinate with each other online to discuss the candidate and therefore, schedule an interview.

What is a Video Interview?

Video interview is a type of interview via which the candidates answer the questions shared by the interviewer in a video format. He/She records his/her answers to the interview questions on a video and shares the same with the interviewing team. The interviewing team can then evaluate the candidates based on their responses.

Instead of conducting face-to-face interviews, you can schedule these video interviews and avoid the risk of COVID19 infection.

How to create a Video Interview?

Scheduling a video interview is very easy. You can either have a video call or video chats using some video conferencing tools. However, these conferencing tools have their own disadvantages.

Firstly, your team will face the hassles of deciding upon a convenient time for the video call. Having your entire remote team present for the call at the same time will also be a trouble. Secondly, communicating the interview details such as time, interview tools, etc. could cause a problem. Lastly, a good and stable internet connection is a must for a seamless interviewing experience.

Using software that is specially built for video interviews is thus mandatory for delivering a great interview experience. Jobsoid Video is a great tool for conducting video interviews. It has all the necessary features to help you schedule and carry out interviews while you work from home.

How to conduct remote job interviews?

Video interviews can be easily created in just a few steps.

First, you need to prepare a set of questions you wish to ask your candidates. Second, you create a video interview and add those questions to the list of questions. Lastly, you add the desired candidates to the interview and send out interview emails to them. An email containing the interview details will be sent to the candidates immediately.

The candidates can then answer the questions of the interview directly by downloading the video interview app on their Android or iOS phones. Once done, the answers will be uploaded and sent to the respective interviewers for evaluation.

The interviewers can then view the candidate responses at their convenience while working from the comfort of their homes.

What are the benefits of using video interviews?

The benefits of using video interviews are many. Here are a few of them.

  • Video interviews are the most feasible interviewing solution owing to the current pandemic times.
  • It helps you in speeding up your recruitment process.
  • Video interviews are the most time-saving and cost-effective interviewing method.
  • It helps you in building your company’s employer brand by depicting your company’s culture and delivering an amazing candidate experience.
  • It promotes quality hiring.


Remote work has changed the dynamics of recruitment processes greatly. In order to stay ahead in the hiring game, you need to follow modern recruitment strategies and techniques. Conducting video interviews is a smarter and most efficient way to hire the best talent amidst this pandemic. We hope this blog has helped you understand how to conduct remote job interviews.

Kelly Barcelos

Kelly Barcelos is a progressive digital marketing manager specializing in HR and is responsible for leading Jobsoid’s content and social media team. When Kelly is not building campaigns, she is busy creating content and preparing PR topics. She started with Jobsoid as a social media strategist and eventually took over the entire digital marketing team with her innovative approach and technical expertise.