Q. How has technology changed the interview process for job seekers?
A. Over the past few years, technology has changed the job search process significantly. Many jobs are only posted online. Due to this, we have also seen the interview process change with technology. There has been a shift with employers to pre-screen candidates by conducting "mini" interviews through phone screenings.
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Employers are using technology such as Skype to replace the phone screening process as well. Some employers use software programs such as InterviewStream to screen candidates. InterviewStream is an online software program that allows employers to send candidates a customized interview based on the position they are hiring for and allows the candidate to respond to the questions. This process has become more prevalent with employers as it allows them to see the personality of the candidate and get a better understanding of how the candidate would fit in that particular work culture. It also significantly reduces the amount of time that employers spend on the screening process.
For job seekers, while recording themselves via webcam can be initially intimidating, it really allows them to show employers how they would fit the position that they are applying for. They can go from being a faceless candidate to someone that shows that they would be a qualified candidate who would fit well in the employer's work environment. Many of the interviews also allow for one "retry" on each question, which isn't something you would get during a phone screen or in person interview.
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Sources : http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/story/money/companies/state-of-opportunity/2015/01/23/qa-technology-changed-interview-process/22250581/