Recorded Video Applications Aim to Reduce Stress in Candidates

By: Misel Saban - Aug 17, 2016
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With the job application process being a stressful one to many aspiring candidates, firms such as Cigna and Goldman Sachs is hoping to relieve the pressure by calling for recorded video resumes in place of paper ones. The process asks instead for applicants to share a video of themselves where they discuss their resume and responses to interview questions, rather than face-to-face. The initiative hopes to reduce anxiety in candidates that feel as though they freeze up in such situations.

The process leaves behind asking for physical copies of resumes and online submitted question answers in place of a video that shows the candidates personality, verbal communication skills and their appearance. The video provides benefit to both ends of the interview process as candidates can feel less intimidated, and interviewers can revisit the footage.