As a recruiter, you can schedule an interview between candidates and interviewers. HackerRank sends out email notifications to candidates and interviewers specifying the details of the interview. Our email notifications include a link to start the interview session.
Scheduling an Interview
- Click on the Interviews tab on the home page and click New Interview.
- In the displayed dialog box:
- Specify the candidate's email address.
- Select the desired template for your interview.
- Specify the Interview title. (Optional field)
- Tick / untick the checkbox Show Candidate Timeline to Interviewer (This will enable interviewers to access the candidate's report from previous interviews.)
By default, this checkbox is selected, and the interviewer can view all the candidate activities and reports on HackerRank for the Work platform.
- Click on the Get Interview Link button.
In the "Share link with the candidate to join this interview" dialog box, perform one of the following operations:
- Share the invite link with the candidate and interviewer manually.
- Use HackerRank's built-in UI to send an invite to candidates and interviewers along with the invitation link.
Sharing the Link Manually
If you want to share the link with the participants on your own, the interview link gets copied to your clipboard by default. You can share this link with the participants via email or text.
Sharing the Link through Built-in UI
- If you want to use HackerRank's built-in UI to invite candidates and interviewers, click on the Invite Participants button, and then specify the following on the displayed page:
- Candidate's Information: This field includes the candidate's personal information like Name, Email Address, and Phone Number.
- Role: Specify the role for which the candidate is to be interviewed. Based on the Role selected from the dropdown, the candidate scorecard inside the interview will display the relevant skills mapped to that role. The interviewer will be able to rate the candidate against those skills.
Note: If you schedule the interview for a candidate who has already taken tests, then the Role field will be auto-populated with the role for which the candidate attempted for the tests.
- Candidate Timeline: Enable or disable this option as required. The Option is enabled by default. If the Candidate Timeline is enabled, then the interviewer will be able to see the Candidate Scorecard inside the interview session.
- Interviewers: Select the interviewer/interviewers who will be interviewing the candidate. Once the interview is scheduled, the Interviewer will receive the interview invitation.
- Schedule: Specify the date, time, duration, and timezone of the interview.
- Notes: Use this field to add any useful information for the interviewers. The notes will only be visible to your team members.
- Resume: This is an optional field where you can upload the candidate's resume while scheduling the interview.
- Click on the Save button to schedule an interview.