Pros and Cons of Video Interviews – Practical Advice

It’s become increasingly common for employers to conduct video interviews as part of their hiring process.

And while many people still wonder about the benefits and drawbacks of this approach, I personally don’t like doing video interviews. I don’t do video interviews when I recruit people. But I understand why people like them and continue to do them.

I know how hard it can be to find the perfect candidate. So here’s my advice:

  • First, try not to dive straight into video interviews. It’s much easier to weed people out through email, and you’ll be able to gauge their interest more quickly.
  • Second, if you’re only looking for a few candidates, don’t do five or ten video interviews—it takes a lot of time, and there’s a lot less to go through.

Third, prepare some questions ahead so that if the interview goes in various directions, you don’t get stuck on one question you didn’t think of. 

Our blog has many practical tips like this one. Head on to our outsourcing education page to catch the whole series.

You can also check out how to get started on hiring Rockstar Virtual Assistants.

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About John Jonas

John Jonas is a long-time outsourcing expert and the creator of

Since 2005, John has taught hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs how to profitably delegate to VAs in the Philippines (and get their lives back in the process).

With help from his own VAs based in the Philippines, John has created an outsourcing empire that allows him to work 17 hours/week and to spend most of his time with his wife and 5 kids.

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