Last week The Guardian published an interesting article Top tips for Skype interviews. We have also noticed an increase in queries about video/online interviews in Careers Service. According to the Guardian article, 18% of candidates have experienced a video interview in the past year, so it seems timely to discuss them.
These interviews fall into two types:
- At an early stage of the recruitment process you might be asked to do a video questionnaire to help employers filter candidates. Instead of a live connection with an interviewer, you would log in and video your answers to a set of standard questions. Some systems allow you to re-record your answers but in most cases you will only have a shot at it.
- Video interviews which replace face to face interview or telephone interview. These are conducted at a pre-arranged time by the recruiter using Skype or similar software.
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