Video interviews are becoming increasing common as recruiters and hirers begin to recognise their value and convenience - especially during the early stages of the selection process. They are especially useful where distance is a problem, for example where candidates are overseas.
Basically, video interviews are conducted via the candidate's own computer and webcam. Recruiters use specialised software into which any range of interview questions can be programmed, together with with variable timings for questions and answers. Each candidate is sent a link to the video interview with a specific time window during which they can log in and complete the video interview.
When the interview starts, the candidate will see the first question on the screen. The video recording commences and the candidate gives their response into the webcam. Response time permitted for each question may vary and will be limited by the software programming. Some questions might allow just 1 minute to answer, others 90 seconds or 2 minutes. The recruiter decides.
The process repeats for each question.
Preparing for a Video Interview
- The video interview should take place in private - away from interruptions from family, friends, pets or any other noise or disturbances.