Candidate Interview Tips

Interview tips for your virtual interview

Did you get an invitation to take a HireVue? You may be wondering what to do next.

Video Interview Tips

Your skills and personality go a long way in video interviews. Don’t feel nervous—you’re going to be amazing! If you have any questions about using HireVue you can always contact us. We’re here to help!

Treat it like any other interview

Prepare for your HireVue like you would for any job interview. Always do some research about the job and company, and spend some time thinking about how your skills align with the job requirements. Employers enjoy hearing about your learning ability, problem solving skills, dependability, and ability to be a team player. To prepare, create a list of brief stories about challenges you’ve faced, approaches you took, and results you achieved at previous jobs or in school. Study them and become comfortable talking about your previous (and current) roles. You can even keep your notes next to you in case you need a reminder during the interview.

Find a quiet place with good wifi

Virtual interviewing is similar to the video calls many of us have been using. Since you can interview from anywhere, make sure it’s somewhere you’re comfortable. Pick a spot free from distractions and noise. Ensure you’ve got the strongest wifi signal possible. And don’t forget to check your lighting. Make sure it’s in front of you—lighting from behind makes it hard to see you. And remember: don’t worry about making eye contact with the camera. Just be natural!

Take advantage of the practice questions

While virtual interviewing isn’t difficult, a little practice can help you prepare. Most on-demand interviews ask you to give your answer in just a few minutes. It’s helpful to think about how you will illustrate your skills clearly in that timeframe, and to practice them out loud. You’ll even have the opportunity to do a practice question. If you’d like, practice answering questions by recording yourself on a smartphone, tablet, or computer, even before you take your interview to get used to answering on camera.

Be yourself

Just like an in-person or phone interview, this is your chance to shine and share what you offer. Be authentic and remember—relax! Have fun and let your skills and personality do the talking! Most importantly, be authentic. Just speak and focus in the way that makes you comfortable. Get excited and share your energy with the camera!

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