This guest post is from Sean Fahey of Vidcruiter. He offers fantastic hiring advice.
Answering internet questionnaires posted by recruiters by video is now a common practice in the recruiting world. Below are the 7 steps on how to record a video interview appropriately to have a bigger chance of getting employed:
1. Scheduling the interview:
An automated video interview is not real time. Of course, there is a recruiter in the video verbally dictating the questions but this is not real time. This interview software gives you the option to record the video interview at your own convenient time, not forgetting the deadline of the job post evidently if this is the case. Make sure to choose a quiet room that you feel most comfortable and ready to give the best answers to your interview.
While the interview is being calendared, you can prepare yourself for the online video interview. It means that everything in the room that can be seen by the webcam must be spic and span. It also means that the shirt you’ll be wearing must be neat. You may want to practice answering certain general questions and do some research on the company you are applying for to be that much more ready.
3. Answering the questions:
By this time, you are ready to answer all the questions that the interviewer has presented. Make sure you have answered all questions as clear and complete as possible before sending it. If you are using a video interviewing software like VidInterviewing, you can re-record your answer if you are unsatisfied with it as many times as you wish.
4. Recording the video interview:
Click the record button on the software. Look into the webcam all the time, not on your computer screen. Turn the recorder off. Now the interview is saved. With VidInterviewing, you have the option to answer a question as many times as you want until you have the best answer to the question.
5. Editing the video:
Take note that the interview is saved and not yet sent. Send the interview answers only after you are satisfied with all of them.
*Note that the next 2 steps do not apply to VidInterviewing.
6. Uploading the video to the recruiter’s website:
Depending on the website, this should be fairly simple. Instructions should be provided on the website you are trying to add your video resume. If you are adding it to your blog or your own website, follow this link: “how to upload a video to the web“, to get more information.
Or better yet, try saving it to your computer hard drive or to any of your external disks. In that way, you can evaluate yourself whether you have satisfied the recruiter’s questions.
So those are the 7 steps on how to record a video interview. They’re easy to handle, aren’t they?
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