In many cases, a company is overwhelmed by the number of job applications they receive for a particular position. Enter the one-way video interview! Instead of being limited on the number of candidates that can be interviewed via the phone, companies have the ability to interview more candidates via the one-way video interview. As a result, more candidates get an interview opportunity so their story can be heard. Plus, this interview format empowers companies to standardize the interview process, learn more about their candidates, and improve collaboration with team members so a decision isn’t based on one person’s evaluation of a candidate.
Live video interviews are mostly used when a company is unable to meet a candidate in-person. This could be a result of geographical or scheduling barriers. Since a live video interview enables companies and candidates to connect whenever and wherever, no job is out of reach!
Hundreds of thousands of candidates have completed video interviews on Spark Hire which demonstrates the growing popularity of video interviews. Soon, video interviews will be a normal part of the interview process for most companies. However, most candidates are usually asking if a video interview is similar to a phone or in-person interview. Our answer to that is: yes. Treat a video interview just like any other interview you’ve ever taken. It’s a mandatory part of the interview process and offers many benefits for candidates just like you.
No! Companies use video interviewing in many different ways to suit their industry and to be more efficient and effective with their hiring. The bottom line is that a video interview is an excellent opportunity to showcase why you’re a great fit for the position. Typically, companies do a video interview right before an in-person interview.
The company looking to hire you watches your videos from a secure and private account. Only those involved in the hiring process are reviewing your videos.
There are many tips on looking good in a video interview, but our top ones are:
A webcam or the Spark Hire mobile application for iOS and Android devices. We also recommend connecting to a strong internet connection.
A computer with a webcam/microphone and a strong internet connection.