Magazine article Talent Development

Video Interview Bloopers: The Dos and Don'ts of Virtual Interviews

Magazine article Talent Development

Video Interview Bloopers: The Dos and Don'ts of Virtual Interviews

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Hiring managers have seen it all-and with the advent of video interviews, that becomes even more literal. Applicants have eaten breakfast during an interview. Interviewees have shown off their pets. A couple has argued while the interviewee was answering questions.

All of these mishaps have occurred during real interviews, according to a Robert Half survey. More than 600 senior managers were asked about the wildest things they've seen from job candidates.

In one case, a job seeker wasn't finished getting dressed; another happily wore a tank top and flip-flops.

Of course, the need for professionalism goes both ways. As much as hiring managers should expect a respectful setting on the candidate's end, they should create one as well.

"Hiring managers can help the candidate feel at ease and show their company is a desirable place to work by conducting the interview from an uncluttered, noise-free setting" says Paul McDonald, senior executive director for Robert Half, in a blog post. …

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