Tips for a Successful Video Job Interview (Part III)

Prepare your resume before the interview.

Other than you’re not meeting the interview in-person, the interview process will be like an in-person interview. The interviewer’s goal is the same. You will be asked the same sort of interview questions. Also, be ready to ask questions too.

If you’re unsure about how the interview is going, it’s okay to ask the interviewer how you are doing.

What’s most vital is to consider this sort of interview just as crucial as if you were meeting the interviewer in her or his office. The value, for yourself as well as for the hiring manager, is equal and interviewing successfully, regardless of how it takes place, is the answer to getting hired.

What Employers Expect to See

What do employers want to see when they look at videos from candidates for employment?

Answer the questions asked, not the questions you desire to be asked. Hiring managers and recruiters want to know you can do the job, so they ask particular questions. A video is a quicker way for them to screen seekers than standard applications, so don’t give them a reason to toss yours.

Show creativity. In your responses, tell of an experience that shows how you can do the required work. If you are applying to be a chef, for instance, tape your answers in the kitchen while you’re making a dish.

Be presentable. Be sure you are dressed and groomed correctly and practice your answers, so you have the best representation of yourself. Videos are a good way to stand out from the other job seekers who have only their online text resumes or paper applications. The best videos get forwarded and replayed several times.

Have a resume and application ready. Video can get you in the door, but standard materials still get used at some point in the hiring process. Be sure your best points and experiences match what you’re saying in the video.