The overall results in a recent 6FigureJobs survey conducted in June 2010 shows that 89% have or would participate in a interview via webcam, leaving only 11% that continue to reject the concept. Of those candidates polled, 39% say they have participated in an interview via webcam at least once or twice and 7% say they have done webcam interviews many times. Like it or not, interviews are happening through new technologies.
This same survey was conducted by 6FigureJobs in 2009 and at that time only 20% of the surveyed candidates had ever interviewed using this method, while 21% said they would never participate in a webcam interview. Now, just a year later, the numbers of participants that have used this method has doubled, while the number of naysayers has been reduced by half.
The appeal is easy to support, its more cost effective and time efficient for both the recruiter and the candidate. The validity of this method has proved its worth by saving companies thousands of dollars in hotel and travel costs; while at the same time implementing time-saving costs for the job-seekers. At this rate, 6FigureJobs estimates that by 2012, webcam interviews will be the norm, not the exception.