The brief guide below is to help you prepare for practising your video interview with the Careers & Employability Service. 

Why do employers use video interviews? 

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.

Why do a practice video 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.

Get some practice

You can practice video interviews through the Manchester Metropolitan University in two ways:

  1. You can use the Interview Simulator within MMyou, where you can practice a range of pre-set interview questions. There is a wide range of interview resources within MMyou that you will find useful for your interview preparation: bit.ly/MMU-Interview-Simulator.
  2. If you want to take an interview with targeted questions and the opportunity to receive feedback, email us at: videointerviews@mmu.ac.uk with your:

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.

Top tips 

Careers and Employability Support

We offer range of support services to Manchester Met students and graduates:


For more information visit mmu.ac.uk/careers