Last week, we gave you some tips for creating a video interview guide. Today, we will be more specific by providing you with a Best Practices for them. Usually our clients replace typical phone interviews with pre-recorded video interviews in the pre-selection step of the recruiting process, which saves time and allows more pre-screening to occur. In this article, we will show you how to transform telephone interview questions into video interview questions.
As a reminder : How should questions in the video interview be structured?
First, you will want to be as specific and clear as possible (no room for misinterpretation). Also, consider situation and context when formulating your questions (the so-called “complete response sample”).
In practice, it may look like this: (please click on the picture to enlarge it)
In the picture, you see the original question on the left (eg, from telephone interview), and on the right the way it could be phrased in an automated video interview. Please keep the following in mind: “What concrete information do I want to know? What additional questions could the candidate ask me in a face-to-face interview? How can I consider those questions in advance of the video interview?”
What are the advantages of using video interviews for candidate pre-selection, actually? Click here for an overview.
Do you have any other suggestions as to how these or similar questions can be transported from an interactive situation into an automated format?
If you want to know more about how to set up a pre-recorded video interview, I’d be happy to help. Just drop me a line