Lockdown Interviews: Challenges for Interviewer and Candidate

We are going to share you with the major challenges faced during pandemic on face to face interview and digital interviews, look up on how many people are ready for face to face interview after covid or still looking for digital interviews.

We will start up first with how to attend prepare yourself interview;

  1. Be professional and well groomed because first impression is always the last impression.

Basic tips for the interviewer;

  1. Introduce yourself and interview panel.

HOW INTERVIEWS USE TO BE BEFORE COVID

Interviews before covid was very simple and normal, there were many types of interview which was taking place , few are listed below:

FACE TO FACE

WRITTEN TEST

TELEPHONIC ROUND

SKYPE INTERVIEW

INTERVIEWS DURING COVID

It was challenging during covid for taking interviews because there was only one option which is digital (VIDEO CALL OR SKYPE OR TELEPHONIC). When it comes to software we had a problem for technical round ,written test .It was also very difficult when it comes to salary negotiation .Below are the following challenges faced during covid;

SKYPE INTERVIEW:

During skype interview candidates were not comfortable because the seriousness was not seen. Even after few minutes we had problem of internet and also we were not much comfortable discussing compensation through skype.

TELEPHONIC ROUND:

Even during telephonic round it was difficult to judge the candidate depending upon their voice, we don’t know whether the actual candidate was answering or some one else in his place. We cannot trust unknown person whom we haven’t even met. Still we had one more option of assessing the candidate through asking few technical questions in call and same we had repeated in skype or any other video call interview. Some how it was going on but still the clarity was not up to mark from interviewer side.

TECHNICAL(TEST)ROUND FOR SOFTWARE;

As a part of our interview process we generally use to have technical round for any software related openings, during covid this was very challenging to assess the candidate with technical test. During covid we tried to check candidate’s knowledge through asking question and telling them to answer in front of us which was actually not that accurate but still something was better then nothing.

CONCLUSION;

Finally i want to conclude this by stating that still covid is not gone and businesses are back to normal. We have tried all possible ways for maintaining social distancing, still we are facing challenges during interviews because few candidates are willing to come for F2F and few are not.

Challenges are a part of our life, if we learn to cope up with that then we will enjoy it. Make a wise choice.

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