Episode 198 – Mastering New Job Interview Techniques: From Handshakes to Chatbots
Since the pandemic, job interviews have undergone a profound transformation, challenging long-standing beliefs and practices. My clients suddenly found themselves cut off from the opportunities that had propelled their careers forward. Face-to-face networking opportunities have significantly reduced, and traditional rules or recruitment, such as the importance of the perfect handshake, have become obsolete.
As a career coach specializing in job-hunting, I face the rapidly evolving recruitment landscape alongside my clients, learning from their experiences in real time. I’m also lucky that recruiters generously share with me insights on what organizations are looking for in candidates, as hiring processes have changed considerably in the past few years.
The job interviews my clients face today are so different from the past. C-level candidates were asked to submit direct-to-camera videos, and professionals at the managerial level now have chatbots and bot call interviews. Even the formats for face-to-face interviews changed. With Zoom and Teams, voice projection and expressive facial gestures became crucial skills to master in this altered environment.
Three years post-pandemic, professionals are still largely unaware of these new job interview practices and how to prepare for them. So I am revisiting this episode from our archives, which is dedicated to educating and supporting job seekers, shedding light on the job interview landscape you will encounter now and in the near future.
In this episode, we delve into the diverse post-pandemic job interview formats that have emerged, from direct-to-camera to chatbot intendemic. Whether you’re a seasoned executive or a fresh graduate, understanding these changes is essential to excel in today’s job market.
Tune in to gain the edge in your job search and learn how to prepare for the evolving world of job interviews. If you or someone you know needs interview preparation or job search assistance, I’m here to help. Click here to discover more about my services.
Join us as we navigate the new job interview landscape together!
Resources mentioned in this episode
About the Host, Renata Bernarde
Hello, I’m Renata Bernarde, the Host of The Job Hunting Podcast. I’m also an executive coach, job hunting expert, and career strategist. I teach professionals (corporate, non-profit, and public) the steps and frameworks to help them find great jobs, change, and advance their careers with confidence and less stress.
If you are an ambitious professional who is keen to develop a robust career plan, if you are looking to find your next job or promotion, or if you want to keep a finger on the pulse of the job market so that when you are ready, and an opportunity arises, you can hit the ground running, then this podcast is for you.
In addition to The Job Hunting Podcast, on my website, I have developed a range of courses and services for professionals in career or job transition. And, of course, I also coach private clients
Timestamps to guide your listening
07:48 – One-on-one interviews
15:10 – Psychometric assessment
18:30 – Group interviews
19:41 – Panel interview
21:33 – Casual interview
23:29 – Direct to camera
25:48 – Chat bot and Bot call