The interview process is finally evolving. A growth in entrepreneurism and technology is spearheading changes in how hiring managers interact and evaluate candidates. According to LinkedIn’s 2018 Global Recruiting Trends, the top five key evaluation tools adopted by employers are:
- Soft Skills Assessments
- Job Auditions
- Meeting In Casual Settings
- Virtual Reality Assessments
- Video Interviews
What does this mean for candidates and those who support them?
New tools are making their way into the hiring process, but employer expectations remain the same. Employers still expect candidates to submit well-written resumes, have polished LinkedIn accounts, and know how to interview. General, behavioral, technical and case interviews will remain a core part to the hiring process.
Preparation is still the key to a successful interview. Preparation should now include time to learn more about these evaluation tools, how to perform at your best, and when to expect them within the hiring process. On the plus side, candidates will likely enjoy a speedier hiring process as more companies adopt one or more of these new tools.
Through the CareersRady system, Rady students and alumni can access online interview support technology such as Big Interview, Career Insider/Vault, Mock Interview, and GoinGlobal to help prepare and practice for interviews 24 hours a day/7 days a week. Rady students can also find a list of workshops, networking events and panels hosting business professionals, hiring managers and experts on career topics, including interviewing success.
To ensure Rady School of Management students and alumni are prepared and comfortable with the interviewing process, the Rady Career Connections team provides individual coaching and mock interview practice. Specifically, alumni and students can meet with a career coach to help identify their applicable experience, strengths and skill sets to focus on, and identify areas that need improvement before an interview.