How to Successfully Interview Shy Candidates Using Video

Personality type plays a huge role in the recruitment process and while you’ll interview many confident candidates who are willing to talk and seamlessly contribute to the conversations, other, more shy and introverted candidates will see interviews as their worst nightmare. Therefore, it is important that you implement innovative strategies to ensure you don’t miss out on top talent.

Shy Candidates

Interviews can be a source of anxiety for many candidates, and some managers do not realise this or take it into consideration. It is ever so important that recruiters recognise the stress that interviews cause to some candidates and learn how to make this process easier for them.

One way to do this is to follow your instincts. If you sense that your candidate is introverted, you do not have to adapt your recruitment process completely, but you should let them know what to expect and give them all the information they need to prepare before the interview takes place. This will help them feel more comfortable within the situation and may even help reduce their anxiety.

Video-Led Recruitment

One of the most effective ways to put candidates at ease is through video-led recruitment, especially if you set pre-recorded questions via video assessments. This will give candidates the opportunity to really think about the set questions and get their answers ready. From this, they will be able to record their answers, as many times as they like before submitting them.

This will not only benefit the candidate, but it will also give you the opportunity to see the real them and gain a deeper insight as you are not putting them on the spot. The candidate will also feel more confident to carry out the next stages of the recruitment process, you will not miss out on a candidate due to nerves and you will enhance your talent pool.

How Can We Help?

Jobzilla is the first recruitment agency to significantly enhance engagement between our clients and candidates by embracing modern video technology to revolutionise the recruitment process. Our Video Assessments ensure each candidate has the opportunity to express what makes them who they are and provides a valuable tool to help employers make quicker and more effective recruitment decisions.

If you’d like more information on how you can prepare for your upcoming video assessment or would like to know more about the service we offer, why not contact Jobzilla today on 0203 507 1717, email to or by filling out the contact form on our contact page.