The Digital Interview: Review of Zuzu Hire for Job Seekers and HR Professionals

April 13, 2011 by Careerminds

Whether you are a job seeker or an HR professional, it is important to stay abreast of the trends that employers, hiring managers and recruiters are adopting and implementing. As job seekers, it’s important to keep up to date on the different types of application and interview services  this way, you know what to expect and how to best prepare. As HR professionals, it is equally, if not more, important to keep up to date so that you can decide for yourselves whether or not to adopt a certain product or service and know how to best advise your clients

Recently, employers have been adopting digitized resumes and applications whether the applicant copies and pastes his or her resume in to the online form. Relevant information is extracted and automatically entered in to many of the remaining fields within the application.  If that wasn’t digitized enough, along comes ZuZu Hire.

“Introducing the Multimedia Interview. Ask the questions you want. Get the response you need. No scheduling necessary.” (

ZuzuHire allows for the online application to go beyond text to include voice and video. Employers choose the questions and select from four possible answer formats: yes/no, text, voice or video. This idea is that this allows employers to expedite the application and interview process, saving them time and money.

Here’s a breakdown of the service’s said advantages and disadvantages as well the price breakdown.


  • Convenience
  • More information about applicants
  • Easy integration and implementation
  • No contracts or long-term commitments
  • 1 reasonable and upfront cost


  • It is possible to pay for service and not have any applicants
  • Candidate needs a webcam in order to participate
  • Control is given to technology
  • Some people are shy on camera
  • Overall there could be technical issues


  • Try for FREE: 1 job application open for 45 days with unlimited responses.
  • All jobs open for 45 days & have unlimited responses
  • $20 for 1 job
  • $80 for 5 jobs
  • $145 for 10 jobs
  • Unlimited plan: $200/mo.  For unlimited jobs, days, responses


Take-away’s for Job Seekers:

If you apply to an employer who uses ZuZuHire, you will need a webcam. If you don’t have one or can not purchase one, you may not be able to apply.

Think about how you tend, or how you think you would tend, to act on camera. Are you more shy? More nervous? Do you talk faster? Think about this in advance and try to practice your answers to common questions ahead of time.

It is important to limit distractions and background noise any time you are working on your job search. However, in the case of a ZuZu Hire digital interview, this is imperative. You want to be sure not to have anything going on in the background that may interfere with your video or audio that is being recorded.


Take-away’s for HR Professionals:

Think about the types of jobs you are recruiting for and whether or not this is necessary or would be of benefit.

If you are working with recruiting presently, it may be a good idea to take advantage of the free trial while it is still available in order to see if you are satisfied with the service.

Think about how much it costs to have interviews come to the office versus the price of this service to see if will help cut costs.



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