Science Says: You Can’t Charm Your Way Through a Video Interview

Some companies use recorded interviews for their first round. You sit at home, and using your computer’s equipment, videotape your answers to a series of questions.

There are distinct advantages to this-you can practice your answers, you can take several runs at it (unless the company has a specific software program that doesn’t allow do-overs), you can do it at 3:00 a.m. if that works for you, and the decision makers can watch it when they have the time. Win, win, all around?

Maybe not, if one of your abilities is to impress people in interviews. A new study from the Journal of Personality and Social Psychologyfound that when people meet face to face, they assume the person sitting across from them are both “typical” and “desirable” But when that same person is simply a video recording? We tend to take a “more alienated, mechanical view of the person, rather than allowing them to arouse our spirits.”

To keep reading, click here: Science Says: You Can’t Charm Your Way Through a Video Interview

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