- After spending a year studying candidate traits, Aline Lerner, co-founder and CEO of interviewing.io, reported her findings to Quartz. She says resumes are obsolete and that candidates should be able to interact with recruiters in a real-life scenario.
- When using her platform for interviewing candidates for software engineering roles, she found that the ability to collaborate on a white board was more valuable than where a candidate went to school.
- Getting practice in what interviews at the larger technology firms may offer can be the best way for any candidate to improve his or her chances of being hired.
Interviews have come a long way since the introduction of technology that enables candidates and recruiters to interact in real time from anywhere in the world. The ability to thrive in such an environment is what sets great candidates apart from so-so ones.
Companies can provide a similar experience to traditional interviews using simple webinar software, but new technology is also pushing increased calls for anti-bias interviewing tech that allows for candidates of more diverse backgrounds to have stronger chances at landing jobs.
While the future of recruitment practices may be turning away from resumes, some old standards still matter, such as good grammar and spelling on career documents and the ability to think on the fly. New hires will use those skills on the job while dealing with clients and presenting to prospects.