At TA Staffing, we know that digital (video) interviews are the future and will replace traditional resumes. HireVue offers their thoughts and guidance on how to leverage video in your interviewing process if you are business and increases your appeal if you are a potential hire. There has been a growth in the adoption of on-demand, digital interviews--however, materials on how to prepare for a video interview are limited.
Many interview guides are designed for one-on-one interviews, and while they provide general tips on video interviews, they fall short in critical areas. Here are key areas related to video interviewing. For a comprehensive guide to video interviewing, visit HireVue.
"If you're prepared and you know what it takes, it's not a risk. You just have to figure out how to get there. There is always a way to get there." - Mark Cuban.
Being prepared is really about knowing what you need to be successful. With video interviews, it's being presentable and having the technology to convey your readiness.
You will need two things in order to take your video interview via computer:
Ensure that your microphone and webcam are setup properly prior to accepting the interview invitation.
If the interviewer allows, you may be able to use a mobile app to conduct the interview. Desktop is always a better choice, though.
If you receive an email invitation to complete a digital video interview, you should know what to expect. Here are some key elements:
These types of questions are not the norm, but not unusual. Be prepared to think on your feet.
There are four things to remember and incorporate into your video interview:
If you feel this way after completing your first video interview, don’t worry: everyone else feels the same way. Since there is no interviewer to provide nonverbal feedback after the interview’s completion, second-guessing yourself is very easy. Video interviewing is an entirely new medium for most applicants, so it is only natural to feel a little awkward. Don’t let it get you down, and know that every other applicant is in the same boat.
Disclaimer: This synopsis is shared with the permission of HireVue, with the original article and complete post available at: https://www.hirevue.com/blog/build-blog/video-interviewing-guide.
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