July 1, 2022 | Filed under: CareerSource Broward News
Virtual interviewing became essential in 2020 for most companies when in-person job interviews suddenly stopped due to social distancing orders. At this time, however, many companies are returning to in-person interviews while still retaining virtual interviews as part of their process.
Virtual interviewing is clearly beneficial for high-volume recruiting, for example, or for roles that will be completely remote. This type of interviewing accelerates the entire hiring process; hiring managers can conduct more interviews in less time. For participants, they offer greater flexibility of scheduling and availability. Another advantage to interviewing virtually is that employers need not be concerned with potential obstacles like traffic delays, parking challenges, or incorrect driving directions.
For roles that require strong social skills, such as client-facing or senior leadership positions, employers may want to meet candidates face-to-face. In-person interviews offer a higher level of engagement. The employer can also read body language more easily and get a stronger sense of someone's interpersonal skills.
An increasing number of companies are using both, with the virtual interview as one step in the hiring process, followed by an in-person interview. Learning the similarities and differences between the two can help you better prepare for either type of interview.
Our professional workshop facilitators are passionate about sharing their knowledge and experience to provide exceptional tools for helping job seekers get ahead. “Virtual & In-Person Interview Skills” is a 60-minute class offered at no cost to you. It is available virtually on Mondays at 2pm. It is also offered as an in-person class on a biweekly basis at each of our 3 career centers.
We invite you to register for this or any of our other workshops at: https://careersourcebroward.com/career-seekers/events.