Do Remote Interviews Affect The Possibility To Land That Dream Job?Nadia Sharif
Some workplaces today have adopted a hybrid model, promoting a healthier work/life balance due to its flexible nature. Many employees agree the opportunity to work remotely within the week offers its benefits. However, the transition we are witnessing now involves the majority of interviews being conducted virtually as well.
Virtual interviews between employers and potential candidates very rarely occurred pre-Covid. With Covid regulations becoming less stringent, some interviews have gone back to the usual in-person set up. Some candidates, however, would still prefer to conduct their interviews virtually for the same reason – (flexibility). Doing the interview in the comfort of your home eases worries of commuting or needing to take time off.
Hiring managers are also working under hybrid models as well. This means they have limited availability as to when they are in the office and free to conduct in-person interviews. This can significantly slow down the recruitment process where interviews are being pushed back because of scheduling conflicts.
With the changing work models, we are starting to see conflicting interview approaches with some companies reverting back to in-person interviews. However many applicants still prefer remote. Should all companies offer this option? And if they do, is it useful and could this possibly affect the chances of landing the job, if a potential candidate were to ask for this accommodation? Do candidates who interview in person have an advantage over candidates who interview remotely?
It is still too early to tell the advantages or disadvantages of each model. However, companies and applicants will have to choose which approach is best for them.