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BrightHire for Candidates - FAQ

Answers to commonly asked questions from candidates about interviewing on BrightHire

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Written by Teddy Chestnut
Updated over a week ago

BrightHire's mission is to give every candidate the hiring experience they deserve: fair, professional, and efficient. Here are more details about how we do that!

What is BrightHire?

BrightHire is a technology platform that helps companies deliver a great interview experience to every candidate, and to run a fair and effective hiring process overall.

How does BrightHire benefit candidates?

  • BrightHire helps ensure your interviewers are focused on you, not on taking notes.

  • BrightHire also ensures your interviews are structured and well thought out, giving you the best opportunity to showcase your relevant experience and qualifications.

  • If you speak with multiple interviewers, BrightHire will help the hiring team coordinate to give you a great experience. It’ll be much less likely you’ll be asked to “Tell me about yourself” four times in four interviews.

  • BrightHire will help your interviewers recall important details about your experience and qualifications - so they aren’t simply relying on their notes and recollections.

How will I know the interview is recorded?

You will always know that the interview is being recorded.

  • If your interview is over the phone, you may hear an audio message announcing the call is being recorded or the interviewer will say the interview is being recorded.

  • If the interview is being conducted over a video conference system, you'll likely see another participant in room besides yourself and the interviewer which is the "BrightHire Notetaker":

    The BrightHire Notetaker will disclose in the chat "This interview is being recorded so we can focus on the conversation"

  • Other recording disclosures you may see are a visual recording notification (e.g. a red recording button) or an audio message.

Can I choose to interview without being recorded? (Opt-Out)

Yes - you will receive an email prior to your first interview with a link allowing you to opt out of being recorded. Alternatively, you may get this opt out link directly in your calendar invite or other communication from the company you are interviewing with.

You can also at any time during the interview, say that you would prefer to not to be recorded. Choosing not to be recorded will have no impact on your candidacy for the role.

Who will be able to review my interview?

In the same way companies decide who can view interview feedback and notes, BrightHire gives recruiting leaders detailed controls and permissions to ensure only the right people have access to your interview.

How long will the company hold on to my interview?

  • This is dependent on the company’s policy. Companies often choose to hold on to interviews so their recruiting team can find and reach out to relevant candidates for future roles - and pick up conversations with candidates where they left off.

  • If at any time you would like the company to delete your interview recording, you can email your request to [email protected] and your recording will be deleted. (Applies to EU residents and to non-EU candidates interviewing with companies that adhere to GDPR.)

Is my interview secure?

Our first value as a company is "Put Candidates First", and this shapes every decision we make, including our approach to data security and privacy. We take the responsibility of securing your information very seriously and use a variety of industry-standard technologies, including being SOC-2 compliant and preventing unauthorized access, disclosure, use, and loss.

Will BrightHire make a judgement about my qualifications for the role?

No. BrightHire is built to help people make better, less biased hiring decisions. We do not use AI or provide any judgement on the interview itself. The platform may analyze your interview to help your interviewer recall important moments, but BrightHire does not attempt to automatically determine if you’re the right candidate by evaluating your words, voice, or video - that's the interviewer’s job.

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