Remote interviews are now commonplace. But glitchy tech can derail your chances of landing the perfect candidate or job. Read on to learn how integrating YouTube and screen sharing into video conferencing can make your virtual interviews way more effective.
Companies that use remote interviews:
- According to a survey conducted by The Journal Record, 64% of companies with 100 or more employees have utilized remote job interviews.
- A report from Indeed states that 12% of employers say they “never” conduct interviews using virtual platforms.
- Another survey by Indeed found that 82% of employers surveyed use virtual interviews, and 93% of employers plan to continue using them.
- According to a study by Owl Labs, globally, 16% of companies are fully remote, and about 62% of workers aged 22 to 65 claim to work remotely at least occasionally.
- TechRepublic reported that 86% of companies were conducting job interviews via videoconference.
- A poll conducted by Indeed found that 82% of U.S. employers adopted virtual interviews.
It’s important to note that these statistics may vary and are subject to change as remote work practices continue to evolve.
Engaging Candidates with YouTube
- Share company culture videos – Give a virtual tour of the office – Show off products/services in action – Adds visuals to stand out
I’ll never forget when my friend Sarah integrated YouTube videos into her remote interviews. She shared a fun “day in the life” video from her company that made the role seem so much more appealing than just describing it. The candidate could clearly envision himself working there.
Pro Tip: Create a YouTube playlist to showcase your workplace culture and people. Drop the link in the video call chat so applicants can watch. It builds connection.
Wow Them with Screen Sharing
- Display portfolios/work samples – Annotate resumes and discuss – Allow codeshare or live demos – Keep energy up with visuals
Screen sharing is a must for video interviews. My buddy Alex learned this when he couldn’t show an applicant’s writing samples during their call. It made discussing her experience and qualifications so much harder!
Pro Tip: Use screen share to view portfolios together or codeshare. Being able to see and interact with their work keeps the energy up.
Choose User-Friendly Platforms
- Simple screen sharing tools
- Seamless YouTube integration
- Practice sessions to test features
- Strong mobile experience
Not all video platforms make screen sharing or YouTube integration easy. With my top pick O-Connect, it’s seamless. I can start a YouTube watch party or share my screen with one click. No tech headaches allowed!
The bottom line – take advantage of YouTube and screen sharing in your remote interviews. It helps amazing candidates put their best foot forward on camera. Now go dazzle your applicants and find that perfect hire!