If you’re going to add skills you don’t actually have on your resume, make sure the employer won’t do everything in its power to make you prove it. Lloyds Banking Group, for instance, is putting potential employees to the test with the help of VR headsets. According to Wired, the British financial institution will ask applicants to perform tasks and solve issues they’re bound to encounter as the company’s employees, but in virtual worlds. By doing so, interviewers will have the chance to observe how they’ll handle problems they can’t recreate in an office instead of asking hypothetical situations.
Wired says the applicants will be placed in 360-degree virtual environments. Motion control sensors will track their actions, so they can move objects within those worlds. Lloyds plans to launch its high-tech job interview process at its recruitment drive this autumn, and we really wouldn’t be surprised if other companies follow suit. It’s only natural for people to find new uses for virtual reality the more common VR devices become, after all.