My husband and I used the Internet to get to know each other when we first met.
Those were the days before online dating, but because we lived 3,000 miles away from each other, we used the Internet to communicate and become closer.
Video interviews cut down on costs and save time for companies, but they can also cause job candidates no end of uncomfortable moments.
Sean Beaver, recruitment manager for Kiewit Power, a services provider to the power industry in Lenaxa, Kan., who uses one-way interviews to vet candidates for construction management and engineering positions, has seen his share of hiccups caught on tape.
He was very sophisticated in his deception and specifically targeted his victims based on the information that they chose to self-disclose on social media.
Whatever their interests were, Whitter made sure to make them his also.
Early last week, I got a Facebook friend request from somebody I didn't know.
This generally happens to me about once every week or two -- the people are typically faculty or students in Third World countries, or strange motivational speakers and similar types whose pages show they have 3,000 Facebook friends.
In simple terms, when they start saying, “Since you came into my life baby, I have looked forward to each sunshine” - as the fake ‘James Richards’ did - you should think again.
The Aberdeen Group, a market research firm, found 10% of companies used video as part of the hiring process in 2010, but saw that number jump to 42% for senior executives, management and entry level job functions, in its 2011 talent acquisition survey, out last month.
While many employers conduct "real-time" live video interviews, others opt for one-way, recorded sessions where software takes the place of the interviewer.
Glenn Whitter is a man who targeted victims on an online dating site with the sole intention of scamming them out of their money.
He was able to coerce many women into giving up their entire savings.