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What our users typically find are two things: (i) many unqualified “spray and pray” candidates will not submit resumes when they see the additional step required for completing the video interview questionnaire; others will simply submit a resume without following up with a completed video interview questionnaire, and (ii) even some qualified candidates will submit resumes without following the directions in the job posting.

In these cases, employers usually consider one of two options: (i) automatically disqualify from consideration all candidates who did not follow the directions in the job posting, or (ii) review received resumes and send a follow up email with the video interview questionnaire link to selected candidates who have not already submitted the completed questionnaire within a reasonable amount of time.

To help ensure qualified candidate compliance with the requirement in your job posting, we recommend including a clear statement such as “ONLY CANDIDATES WHO SUBMIT INITIAL APPLICATION MATERIALS (for example, cover letter and resume) PLUS A COMPLETED VIDEO INTERVIEW QUESTIONNAIRE WILL BE CONSIDERED.”  If desired, you may also specify a time limit for submission of the completed video interview questionnaire (for example, 3 days).