Have you ever been told "We really appreciate you taking the time to chat with us but we decided this is not a great fit"? Then wondered: Is it something I said? Did I talk too much? How could I have connected more? If you have ever asked yourself these questions, you are not alone. Many people, no matter what job they are interviewing for, have faced this issue or internal dialogue.
On the flip side, maybe you are an employer having the same challenges wondering how to attract talent and identify those that align with your values.
Here is the truth, it's about to get harder. Post COVID-19, over 35% of companies will be moving to virtual interviewing and not allowing visitors into their office should they re-open, as reported by Lightspeed Venture Partners. We can assume that companies will shift to a remote interviewing process for the foreseeable future
In short, this new virtual world is going to make it a challenge for both employers and interviewees to convey their personality, sell their experience, and provide an interview process that allows candidates to demonstrate their full potential.
This is the new normal and the interview landscape is ever-evolving. However, that doesn't mean you can't get ahead and ensure you have a game plan before interviewing.
These are a few behind-the-scenes tips and tricks that will hopefully help you land that next opportunity.
It can be tempting to keep the same process that has worked for you for years, but recruiting isn't stagnant, it's dynamic. In order to set up potential future employees for success, you have to invest in every stage of the hiring process.
At Button, we implemented a few strategies in this virtual world that hopefully will help others out there who don't know where or how to start.
With the world changing it is important to know this is a dynamic problem, one that requires everyone to think forward rather than stay the same. By embracing this new virtual world as a company, you can create new opportunities to showcase your culture and open up hiring across multiple states or even countries. As an interviewee, this is a moment where you can polish up your skills, while also assessing companies hiring practices and remote policy procedures with more vigor.
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