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While RIVS is the preferred digital interviewing platform among K-12 school district recruitment teams for hiring teachers, administrators and support staff, we have recently seen a strong interest from private schools and higher education institutes looking to use digital interviews for admissions. To give admission directors an idea of how digital interviews can help them in their student admissions process, we’ve mapped out the following ways our clients in higher ed are utilizing digital interviews to identify quality applicants:

3 Ways Admissions Teams use Digital Interviews to Identify Top Applicants:

1. An application with a personal touch

Digital interviews enable recruiters and applicants to connect at the onset of the application process. Video, voice and written interviews help applicants add a personal touch in the way that they tell their story, which helps to reveal their personality and cultural fit for the school. From the admission team’s perspective, they are able to gain a deeper insight into an applicant’s ability to succeed at the school earlier on in the applicant process and push top applicants through the process faster. The amount of information admission teams are able to glean from an applicants’ digital interviews helps reduce the amount of time they spend in the applicant reviewing process.

2. Wider candidate applicant pool

Let’s face it, the application process can be financially expensive and many qualified applicants struggle to pay for applications that come with a fee. If a school is in a different geographical location, the additional costs to travel to tour the campus or meet for an interview can prevent many qualified applicants from applying. Digital interviews help schools widen their applicant pool by attracting out of state applicants who are drawn by the convenience of connecting with a school in a video interview from the comfort of their home. In addition to connecting face-to-face with applicants from any geographical location in live video interviews, schools are able to attach welcome and goodbye videos to digital interviews. Welcome and goodbye videos are an additional opportunity to sell applicants on why they should want to be a student for those who may not be able to travel to visit.

3. Collaborative reviewing process

Digital interviews help admissions teams create a collaborative reviewing process by allowing interviewers to share candidates’ digital interviews online with other members of their team. Interviewers can choose to share entire candidate profiles or only certain interview responses. Live video interviews can also be recorded and shared as well as marked to where the interviewing would like a coworker’s feedback so that they don’t have to watch the entire interview if they don’t need to.


A growing number of admissions teams are using digital interviews to streamline their application process and identify the right applicants for their schools. If you would like to learn more about how RIVS can help your admissions team, click here to see a live demonstration.

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