All four developers of this app are new college students, so taking interviews has become a regular part of our lives. From college admissions to internship opportunities, interviews have become a crucial step in selection processes. With Covid-19 forcing interviews to take place online and virtual interviews becoming a staple in the job and internship search process, we decided to create InterviewOwl so that students can practice this interview process and gain constructive feedback based on quantitative measures.
What it does
InterviewOwl simulates a virtual interview experience. The user first selects questions that they wish to include in the interview from a large list of the most commonly asked questions. Once the user starts the interview, these questions will be asked one-by-one by the app. The user can view themselves on the screen as they speak, simulating a typical online interview. After stopping the interview, the user will receive a report on their performance. In this report, InterviewOwl will provide information on the user's volume and number of pauses, how many times a filler word was used, and a report on the user's eye contact based on their eye and head movements during the recording session. The interviewee will also receive a transcript of their responses.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
Accomplishments that we're proud of
One accomplishment that we are proud of is developing a product that would be useful for a wide audience. We can even picture ourselves using InterviewOwl frequently to prepare for our future interviews. We are also proud of all the feedback that our app is able to provide regarding a user's interview. We believe that this feature allows interviewees to consistently improve on their performance and track their progress.
What we learned
What's next for InterviewOwl
In the future, we hope to increase the accuracy of the report features on InterviewOwl. Especially for the volume analysis, we hope to enhance the ability of InterviewOwl to detect volume changes from the interviewee. Additionally, we would like to allow the user to save their report and refer to it whenever they wish.