We spend a significant amount of time at work and therefore ensuring that a prospective employer promotes a culture that you believe in is an important ingredient to long-term job satisfaction. Evaluating an organization or firm’s perspective on and commitment to DE&I is a great place to start in determining what kind of culture or values you can expect to see if you were to start there as an employee.
Traditional interviews can be prone to bias, may not provide a complete picture of the candidate’s abilities, and may not be a reliable predictor of job performance. As a result, organizations may benefit from using additional assessment tools, such as competency or behavioural interviews, to supplement traditional interviews and gain a more accurate assessment of candidates and reduce bias.
The move towards video interviews has created a new challenge for candidates: how do you go about assessing a company’s culture in a remote interview? In the absence of contextual clues you might have previously relied on to gauge company culture, it is important to consider and prepare questions in order to gather the information you need to make an informed decision.
First impressions are crucial to hiring decisions. To help ensure the interviewer is engaged and positive by the time you get to the formal questions, keep in mind the following easy but essential tips for making a great first impression.
As companies become more global, it can be difficult to schedule high level executives for face to face interviews in a timely manner and these video tools help solve that problem. The key to remember when asked to do a video interview is to not let the technology (or any technology-related issues you encounter) act as a barrier to making a connection with your interviewer.
Although these phone interviews may be shorter and seem more informal than the in-person interview, which is considered to be the main event, do not make the mistake of treating them as a warm-up.
While non-verbal behaviour probably won’t be the factor that sets an interviewee apart in a positive way, these behaviours can certainly have the opposite effect.
Don’t let this interview format throw you off your game – the preparation is really the same as any other interview. Instead, relax, and view panel interviews as an opportunity rather than a hurdle.
When preparing for an interview, you should reflect on these areas so you are prepared to integrate examples of when you have demonstrated strong emotional intelligence in a workplace environment throughout your interview.