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2020 has been the year of the video job interview. Zoom has become a household name, and if you conduct candidate interviews, it was likely from the comfort of your home or in an isolated office via video.
Interviewing candidates over video is inherently different from actually getting to meet with them face to face. There are certain things that can get lost in the shuffle when communicating over a computer, even if you can see them on video. It can feel like you don’t get to know them as well. Our sales recruiters know this can be a particular challenge when assessing a candidate’s soft skills.
LinkedIn’s Video Intro feature can help you better assess how candidates communicate. To get access to the feature you will need to sign up for New Recruiters and Jobs on the platform.
Blake Barnes on the LinkedIn Talent Blog explains how it works:
“With Video Intro, once you receive applications for a job posting, you can invite the most qualified candidates to answer up to two questions from a list of options that include questions such as, ‘Tell me about yourself,’ ‘What is your greatest strength?’ and ‘Describe your most challenging project.’ Candidates can choose to submit their answers via quick video recording or written response.”
Here are some of the benefits of integrating this tool as part of your recruiting process:
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Rhys is a VP, Client Services of IQ PARTNERS‘ Sales practice and leads the SalesForce Search recruitment team. He specializes in prospecting new business relationships, client retention and renewals, and building top performing Sales teams in even the most challenging environments.