Check out this great video on interviewing. Be sure to check back next week for Part 5 of this five part series.
Check out the transcript below!
Christopher – When you’re in an interview with a person who’s asking questions and there’s rapport established and there’s a level of comfort, your answers are different or at least you respond differently than when you’re behind a video. From your own experience like, what did you like about the video interview?
Karmal – I liked it because you have the 90 seconds to think about things and write things down whereas in a face to face interview you can’t go excuse me for a minute or two, I just need to write some stuff down.
Christopher – Can you set a timer for 90 seconds, yeah.
Karmal – So it was good that I could think about things and jot some little notes down in between before I actually answered the question.
Christopher – What did you not like about it?
Karmal – I think it was the actual recording itself, the fact that you couldn’t play it back and there was no way to rerecord or see even if you didn’t, how you couldn’t rerecord it, at least you could see it back.
Christopher – Which would be very true of a real interview ’cause once you say it, you say it.
Karmal – That’s right.
Christopher – It’s interesting though because I do think that there is a difference between when you’re in an interview with a person who’s asking questions and there’s rapport established and there’s a level of comfort, your answers are different or at least you respond differently than when you’re behind a video like the reason why I’m sitting beside you today instead of doing just me, like and why I often don’t like to do videos by myself is because I perform differently if it’s not just a conversation. Like this feels natural and so what I’m saying is more authentic.
Karmal – Right.
Christopher – But when I’m in front of a video, it feels scripted and I’m afraid I’m gonna forget things and this kind of thing so I’m wondering if that was kind of your–
Karmal – It was and you know, in my head I’m going look at the camera, look at the camera right so and you’re trying to stay centered and also in an interview process you can see their kinda facial expressions if they don’t like your answer then you can kind of switch part way through and–
Christopher – Yeah how can you tell ’cause your camera lens, this is a really good point. Your camera lens would be the eye contact that they might be looking for and so I think jeez what
a disadvantage maybe because if you’re not used to looking– At a camera. Right into the lens like even now I wonder how we’re doing because that’s the lens right there you know but it’s like I probably looked all over the device and looked out at the window here because there’s nobody in front of us. So what didn’t you like about?
Karmal – I’d say that the biggest thing is, again you don’t get any feedback in that way so that was the biggest downfall for me not being able to get that feedback as your– Just through body language. So you’re hoping that you’re answering the questions to the best of your ability and getting everything in that you need to get in. And there’s the time limit right? When you’re in an interview it takes you five to seven minutes to answer a question because you’ve lots to
say then that’s okay.
Christopher – Yup.
Karmal – Should’ve gone a bit more to their website and put down a bit more of their keywords off their website.