Remote Interview | Meaning and Definition

What is a remote interview?

When a candidate and interviewer are in different places, these interviews are called remote interviews. Remote interviews are usually conducted via video conference. The remote interview is usually conducted during the initial stage of recruitment process for screening the candidates. Especially during the Covid-19 pandemic, more and more recruiters have been relying upon remote interview to hire suitable candidates. 

Remote Interviews: Key Factors to Consider

Here are some important things to consider while appearing for remote interview. 

  •       The whole process will be simplified if you communicate the details of the meeting.
  •       Prepare the technology in advance to avoid problems.
  •       Establish a network connection and use the appropriate equipment.
  •       Prepare a backup plan at all times.
  •       Keep distractions to a minimum, such as a phone call during the interview.
  •       Don’t forget to dress professionally.
  •       Be cautious of your expressions.
  •       Speak with confidence.

What are the types of remote Interviews?

Remote interviews are gaining popularity these days. This is because, from the employer’s (interviewer) point of view, it provides them with the convenience of time, thereby, increasing efficiency. For the candidate (interviewee), it dismisses the time and cost that would have been spent traveling. There are three major types of Remote Interviews:

  1. One-Way Video Interview.
  2. Two Way Video Interview.
  3. Telephone Interview.