We've used Skype a number of times with great success, I'd recommend it highly.  I'd have to agree with Genevieve that it's most likely the less stressful option for the interview candidates - we've found that most already have accounts and are familiar with it....


On Thu, Mar 22, 2012 at 9:26 AM, Elizabeth McCarthy <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

If candidates have a gmail account you could look at GooglePlus Hangout which allows up to ten people in a video conference, if you click on HangOuts with extras you can share a desktop and a google doc together . We have used Skype with a projector, it worked ok…some dropouts and our committee of 3 people were sitting extra close to be seen onscreen.


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Subject: Re: interviewing job candidates through videoconference


It sounds like skype is the way to go.  We want to do some interviewing next week and I don't think I can pull off the LNV/Scopia option before then. 

On Thu, Mar 22, 2012 at 9:14 AM, Genevieve Gallagher <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

I was recently interviewed via Skype and I'd recommend it.  Yes, the camera angle can be awkward, but if you use a projector on your end, the interviewing committee can all see the candidate and the interviewee can see whoever the camera is focused on.  Keep in mind that Skype may also be the most readily available to your candidates. The interview process is stressful enough without adding a new or unfamiliar technology to it.

Just my 2 cents-



G Gallagher, Librarian

Charlottesville, VA

On Mar 22, 2012, at 9:05 AM, William Hatch <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

How does LNV/Scopia desktop work?  I'm not really familiar with it.  At our high school they use LNV.  They have a high definition video camera.  

On Thu, Mar 22, 2012 at 8:50 AM, Raymond Ballou <[log in to unmask]> wrote:



LNV / Scopia Desktop


Will Hatch
Educational Technology Specialist
Vergennes Union Elementary School


Will Hatch
Educational Technology Specialist
Vergennes Union Elementary School

Carrie Fogg
Educational Technology Integration Specialist
Essex High School
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