Interviewing After Hours: How Plugged-in Should Applicants Be?
Some jobs require constant connection and some interviewers have taken to texting or emailing an applicant outside of normal business hours to test his or her interest in the position. Is that a strategic approach or a mean trick? Our own Cheryl Hyatt was recently featured in Recruiting Trends, giving her take on this topic.
She notes, “Using non-traditional methods of interviewing can take interviewees by surprise. That can be helpful in fields that require creativity, innovation and quick thinking,” adds Hyatt. “However, destabilizing interviewees simply for the sake of doing so is rarely profitable. If you intend to use non-traditional methods of interviewing, it's important that you have a clear rationale and objective.”