The Evolution of the Job Interview [Infographic]


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Chances are high that the common way for you to select new employees for your organisation is via interviews. These have become the tried and tested way to assess who is the best fit for the role based on skills, experience and personality. There are many articles looking at the different styles of interviewing and discussing the best ways to find out the information you need from candidates. With recruitment changing so much it’s interesting to think about how interviewing will develop. Will it still be the go-to method for selecting employees in the future? This article sent across from Heather R. Huhman looks at this very topic so was keen to share with you and get your thoughts.


Job interviews have undergone a major transformation since the days of inherited careers and apprenticeships turned into full-time jobs. As the work world continues to grow and change with the latest technologies and innovations, so must the job interview.

Long gone are the days of relying on references and questions to evaluate job candidates. Today’s interview process has evolved to include various technologies and methods for testing candidates’ knowledge and skills.  

To help us embrace the future, we must first look to the past. The infographic below, compiled by video interview platform Spark Hire, takes a look at how job interviews have evolved throughout history.  

Some major breakthroughs include:

  • Advancements in transportation
  • The birth of the interview as we know it
  • Technology’s incorporation into the interview
  • The rise of social and digital media
  • The adoption of modern interview technologies

Check out the full infographic below to see the evolution for yourself.  

What do you believe the future holds for job interviews? Share your predictions in the comments below.


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