Video Interviews

  • ChicagoSteve

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    Jul 25, 2015 12:33 AM GMT
    Recently, I've sent my resume out while applying for positions at other companies. Twice now, I have received invitations to do a video interview through a link that they send you. I was reading that this is the latest trend that companies are using to help screen applicants. Has anyone else done a video interview recently, and what did you think?
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    Jul 25, 2015 12:37 AM GMT
    I did video interviews for adult work several years ago, but never for a non-adult job. It's definitely effective and convenient.
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    Jul 26, 2015 12:17 PM GMT
    ChicagoSteve saidRecently, I've sent my resume out while applying for positions at other companies. Twice now, I have received invitations to do a video interview through a link that they send you. I was reading that this is the latest trend that companies are using to help screen applicants. Has anyone else done a video interview recently, and what did you think?


    I've done video interviews. They're quite odd to begin with but easy to get into.

    I'd recommend making sure you're in a well lit and clean environment with good acoustics. It all helps give off a better image to the company and will make you feel more confident. Also do some trial runs with friends over Skype or similar, so you can understand the dynamic.

    Plus, you only have to get dressed up fancy on your top half since that's all they'll see!
  • ASHDOD

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    Jul 26, 2015 7:08 PM GMT
    you have to practise ,with friends [who have a clue about stuf like this]
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    Jul 26, 2015 9:02 PM GMT
    YEs, I've done a couple of these in the past and 1 recently, didn't really like it. I think it's too impersonal, doesn't really show who you are as you come across. When I think of video interview, should be more like casting for a show tv or movie. Regular job interviews should just stick to in-person, it's better.
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    Jul 27, 2015 1:10 AM GMT
    Well, yes, but not for a job. Maybe it would be OK for just a preliminary job interview. An equal and important part of the process is that the candidate evaluates the employer, the workplace, and the community. There is no way that you can do that over a video link.

    Unless, I suppose, the whole job is to be conducted that way.

    Only remotely related anecdote:
    An Evil Corpseoration that I once wurked for, once tried to recruit a Senior Scientist who was a friend of mine. Because the pointy-haired bosses knew that I knew him, I got invited along on some of the recruiting events. There was no way he was ever going to consider that job, but he went along, just to see what they'd offer. One night, they rented out a whole winery on a desert mountain. Brought in a chef to prepare four-course dinner. We ate at a table in front of the huge fake-castle doors, facing the sunset, with the warm summer breeze just wafting in. He looked and me and lifted his goblet of $75 wine. We just grinned and toasted. The PHB's had no clue. icon_lol.gif
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    Jul 27, 2015 3:38 AM GMT
    mindgarden saidWell, yes, but not for a job. Maybe it would be OK for just a preliminary job interview. An equal and important part of the process is that the candidate evaluates the employer, the workplace, and the community. There is no way that you can do that over a video link.

    Unless, I suppose, the whole job is to be conducted that way.

    Only remotely related anecdote:
    An Evil Corpseoration that I once wurked for, once tried to recruit a Senior Scientist who was a friend of mine. Because the pointy-haired bosses knew that I knew him, I got invited along on some of the recruiting events. There was no way he was ever going to consider that job, but he went along, just to see what they'd offer. One night, they rented out a whole winery on a desert mountain. Brought in a chef to prepare four-course dinner. We ate at a table in front of the huge fake-castle doors, facing the sunset, with the warm summer breeze just wafting in. He looked and me and lifted his goblet of $75 wine. We just grinned and toasted. The PHB's had no clue. icon_lol.gif
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