Jobspotting’s Virtual Reality Interview Tool Now on Limited Beta Release

The Jobspotting team is excited to announce a limited beta release of our new virtual reality interview tool, the Jobspotting InterYou.

In partnership with Oculus, we are now exploring the possibilities that virtual reality might bring to outdated recruitment methods. Beta testing is under way with a selection of real interview candidates.

We have high hopes that this innovative disruption of not only the recruitment market, but of the interview itself will make a huge difference to job seekers everywhere.

People will soon be able to use VR to practice for real-life interviews, and our vision is that candidates will eventually be able to meet potential employers in a true-to-life, real-time VR interview environment.

Candidates will not only save on tiresome commutes, but will have full control over how they appear to HR representatives. This will allow them to put their best foot forward in a relaxed way, and also to show interviewers their unique strengths in an immersive, illustrative fashion.

Candidates can also choose from a wide range of interview environments depending on their own preferences. Some people might not feel at ease in a sterile meeting room and may be better able to display their skills in environments such as a relaxed local coffee shop, a bustling co-working space, a Martian plain, or a post-Apocalyptic wasteland.

Interviewers benefit from being able to get a taste of each candidate’s unique personality, and can conduct VR tests to assess how each candidate might react to real-world situations, whether that’s dealing with a tricky Excel formula, completing a short coding exercise, or fighting off a swarm of vampire bats.

Interviews have been boring, time-consuming and nerve-wracking for far too long. We hope to be able to roll out more extensive access very soon, once we have completed initial testing with Elbonian candidates.

The following is a full list of features currently under development:

  • Automatic attire matching to the dress code of the target company.
  • Real-time posture/stance optimisation.
  • Small talk plugin.
  • Polyglot plugin to match the languages you lied about on your CV.
  • Programming language plugin for use as above.
  • Buzzword pack.
  • Optimised eye contact to seem engaged but never creepy/murderous.
  • Automatic blocking of bad jokes/nervous laughter.
  • Selection of strong handshakes.
  • Expression pack with the correct smile for every occasion.
  • Facial hair pack for women in salary negotiations.

 

Carrie M. King

Carrie M. King

Carrie M. King is the Editor of the Journal by Jobspotting. Hailing originally from smack-bang in the middle of Ireland, she moved to Berlin in 2014 to join the gang at Jobspotting. Carrie previously worked in journalism and literature. If you want to share thoughts or ideas, get in touch: carrie@jobspotting.com

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