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How to Conduct a Remote Job Interview

Author: XpertHR Editorial Team

With many employers allowing remote work for a growing share of their workforce, job interviews conducted exclusively by phone or videoconferencing software are an increasingly important part of the hiring process. Even for roles that will ultimately be primarily in-person, remote interviews can be a time- and money-saver that allows an employer to cast a wider net at the earlier stages of the hiring process, lessens logistical difficulties in scheduling for both candidates and interviewers, and allows more individuals to easily participate in the decision-making process.

But remote interviews are not without their own unique challenges. From technology glitches that disrupt the flow of the interview to the increased difficulties of building a rapport with a candidate virtually, successful remote interviews often require adjustments to typical interviewing strategies. This guide will assist employers in navigating these challenges to conduct an effective remote interview that results in a good hiring decision.