by Matt Krumrie

Rayanne Thorn’s first recruiting job was as an executive recruiter for a health care company, where she was responsible for filling senior level positions.

“We flew candidates in to LAX or Orange County Airport from all over the county for face-to-face interviews,” says Thorn, now Vice President of Product Marketing and Strategy for Technomedia (, an integrated global talent management solutions organization. “Of course, this was an expense that quickly added up when a search became protracted.”

Thorn vividly remembers that first video interview she conducted. “I was nervous and the candidate was even more nervous,” she says.

But now video interviewing through Skype (and other video interviewing tools such as Hire Vue, Jobvite, GreenJob Interview and Async Interview, among many others), have helped HR professionals, hiring managers and small businesses more easily – and professionally – conduct video interviews.