The brief guide below is to help you prepare for practising your video interview with the Careers & Employability Service.
A video interview acts as an initial assessment in the recruitment process. The employer and hiring staff can access the interview at any time, reducing scheduling issues and geographical bias, to find the most suitable candidates for a face-to-face interview.
In 2018, the Institute of Student Employers’ annual survey revealed that 49% of its respondents use video interviewing, and this number continues to grow year on year. There is a strong possibility that, at some point during placement or graduate recruitment, you will be faced with a video interview. Equally, you could face one as your career progresses.
The questions used in video interviews are likely to be the same as the ones used in a face-to-face or telephone interview. Therefore, this video interview practice can also be used as practice for interview skills in general.
You can practice video interviews through the Manchester Metropolitan University in two ways:
Both options allow you to review your recorded answers. To help prepare, you might find the video interview section on our careers website useful: mmu.ac.uk/careers/tests.
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