Telephone, or Online Video, or Face-to-Face Interviews for H1B Jobs - how do US employers interview International candidates ?
It's very important to prepare yourself for the journey that lies ahead. Interviews can be a little scary, but with the proper knowledge and preparation of what to expect and how it works you wil gain confidence to secure your H1B job and visa sponsorship offer.
The most common structure and ways that H1B Job Interviews take place are:
1. Employers normally start by arranging a Telephone Interview Most employers will email first to arrange a time for the interview, or some may just pick up the phone and call you. Depending on the employers recruitment processes, some employers may just do one telephone interview, or some may do multiple
2. Most Employers now use Online Video / conferencing Systems With the continual advancement of technology, it's now easy for employers to use various types of online systems to conduct interviews (similar to using Skype but at a business level). This method is now commonly used to interview candidates that are overseas.
3. Face-to-Face Personal Interviews The traditional face-to-face interview will typically be the last method used (especially now that online video systems can be used). If you're already in the USA then many employers may still prefer face-to-face interviews, but online video based interviews are the most common.
Typically the larger the company / organization the more layers of interviews there are.