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“It’s kinda like Snapchat…”

If you’ve been in the job market at any point during the last 2-3 years, you know what I’m talking about. And if you don’t, let’s catch you up.

You probably think of firm handshakes, intimidating executives, and a lobby full of potential candidates when you think about going to an interview. The next interview you do get invited for, however, may look – and feel – a lot different. More and more companies are conducting their preliminary interviews virtually through on-demand recruiting applications, especially during the social-distancing times that we’re in right now. In fact, a recent study by Gartner has shown that 86% of companies are including video interviewing in their hiring process.

With the ongoing inclusion of tech in recruiting, it’s important to identify the different types of video interviews. You’ve probably been familiar with two-way, live video calls for years now – thanks to FaceTime, Zoom, and the likes. Although these are still prevalent in the virtual interviewing process, most companies are adopting on-demand video interviewing, especially for the preliminary phases of their assessment.

What that means is that you will be given a link for an on-demand recruiting software that has a series of questions that are pre-recorded by the hiring company. You will respond to these questions by recording a video of yourself for each answer. Since this interview won’t be live, you will typically have a set deadline for completion.

Video or not, job interviews are nerve-wracking for practically everyone. Preparation is the key to nailing any job interview, and video interviews are no different. Here’s a checklist that will help you prepare for your next video interview:

1) Get the necessary information

The first thing you’ll need is the link for your video interview. Most on-demand platforms allow you to register and come back to complete the interview whenever you’re ready. Register ahead of time to make sure that you have access to the interview and are good to go.

1) Get the necessary information

The first thing you’ll need is the link for your video interview. Most on-demand platforms allow you to register and come back to complete the interview whenever you’re ready. Register ahead of time to make sure that you have access to the interview and are good to go.

1) Get the necessary information

The first thing you’ll need is the link for your video interview. Most on-demand platforms allow you to register and come back to complete the interview whenever you’re ready. Register ahead of time to make sure that you have access to the interview and are good to go.

4) Feel free to go mobile

Trust me, more people complete their interviews on their mobile phones than you would think. The whole idea behind on-demand interviewing is to provide convenience to the interviewers and job seekers. As long as you look professional and sound clear, feel free to go selfie-mode!

4) Feel free to go mobile

Trust me, more people complete their interviews on their mobile phones than you would think. The whole idea behind on-demand interviewing is to provide convenience to the interviewers and job seekers. As long as you look professional and sound clear, feel free to go selfie-mode!

PRACTICE NOW

1) Get the necessary information

The first thing you’ll need is the link for your video interview. Most on-demand platforms allow you to register and come back to complete the interview whenever you’re ready. Register ahead of time to make sure that you have access to the interview and are good to go.

1) Get the necessary information

The first thing you’ll need is the link for your video interview. Most on-demand platforms allow you to register and come back to complete the interview whenever you’re ready. Register ahead of time to make sure that you have access to the interview and are good to go.

1) Get the necessary information

The first thing you’ll need is the link for your video interview. Most on-demand platforms allow you to register and come back to complete the interview whenever you’re ready. Register ahead of time to make sure that you have access to the interview and are good to go.

The first thing you’ll need is the link for your video interview. Most on-demand platforms allow you to register and come back to complete the interview whenever you’re ready. Register ahead of time to make sure that you have access to the interview and are good to go.