Do Construction Candidates Perform Better at Interview Two?

Are you tired of wading through stacks of resumes and spending hours in interviews only to end up with candidates who just don’t fit the bill? Well, you’re not alone. 

Recruiting can be a real pain, but there’s one thing that can make the process a whole lot smoother: Understanding good candidates sometimes bomb their first interview! Why? – Because it is most likely the first one they have had in 20 years. And while they may have been a pro at interviewing back in the day, it’s only natural that some rust has accumulated on those interview skills.


But by the time the second interview rolls around, they’ve had a chance to shake off that rust and bring their A-game.

Now, I know what you’re thinking. “But Drew, surely there isn’t that much difference.” That’s where you’re wrong. Data from 2022 shows time and time again exceptional candidates being hired after their second interview. The only change – practice and experience in an interview situation. 


You see, the first interview is always a bit of a crapshoot. Candidates are nervous, they’re trying to make a good impression, and it’s hard to get a sense of who they really are. But on the second interview, things are different. Candidates are more relaxed, they’ve had a chance to think about the questions you asked in the first interview, and they’re able to give more thoughtful, honest answers.


How do we get around this? 


We do a video interview with them first – to get the nerves out of the way. On video you can see the candidate’s body language, facial expressions, and tone of voice, you’re able to get a much clearer picture of who they are and ultimately give feedback on how to present better. Notwithstanding – this video and their CV together are powerful tools for any Insurance Construction Manager looking to hire. You can see how they’ll fit into your team (or not) before committing to a meeting. 


So, if you’re looking to streamline your recruitment process and find the best candidates for your insurance construction business, we highly recommend our method. It may add an extra step but it reduces friction in the overall process. And by friction we mean $$. 


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