[VIDEO] The Best Video Interviewing Tips: Part 1 The Initial Experience

Check out this great video on interviewing. Be sure to check back next week for Part 2 of this five part series.

 
https://youtu.be/bZ4WTKd-Um8

Check out the transcript below!

Christopher – The job search process is, in my opinion in terms of a first world, we’re very privileged to live where we live.

Karmal – Yes.

Christopher – It’s kind of an inhumane process, like there’s–

Karmal – It really is.

Christoper – Hi everybody, this is Christopher Lawrence with Change My Life Coaching, and I am here with a friend and colleague, Karmal Beninger. Karmal and I went to college together. So actually, Karmal is here with me today because she had to do her very first video interview for a job. So, Karmal is a job-searcher right now, and there is a trend moving forward now with doing video interviews, and so there’s all sorts of different things. So, I wanna help our followers understand how you could do this by using Karmal’s experience. So Karmal, can you tell us just a little bit about the process? So you applied for a position.

Karmal – Yep.

Christopher – And then what happened?

Karmal – So I received a call from the HR department at the company, and they said that they

were doing rather than a phone interview that many of the companies are doing, they’re actually doing video interviews. So they’re prerecorded video interviews, not a live face-to-face interview, and they gave you a few days to do the interview and gave you a deadline of when it could be completed.

Christopher – So they sent you an email back?

Karmal – That’s right, with the software that you needed to work with and–

Christopher – So you had to download a software?

Karmal – It was just online, so you just clicked a link and it loaded itself, yeah.

Christopher – Okay, yeah. And did you even get a phone call from them to tell you, or it was just the video?

Karmal – Just the phone call saying that I was had been selected for going forward and that the next step would be the video interview.

Christopher – Interesting. So then, tell us how you did this. You scheduled a time for yourself,

or did you just click on it and go, or?

Karmal – So I figured I’d give myself a couple days to figure it out on my own ’cause I’ve not ever done a video-anything before. So, I figured I’d give myself a couple days, do a bit of research. They give you a practice interview

Christopher – Oh.

Karmal – So you can go in and you can practice and everything ahead of time. And then they give you, I think it was three pre-interview questions that you can practice as many times as you want. So I went through those a couple of times over the couple of days, and then I made sure that I had everything done the day before that the deadline was.

Christopher – Wow okay.

Karmal – Yeah.

Christopher – One of the things that I’ve often observed doing career coaching, and what I’ve seen happening over the last two decades, or certainly the last decade, I think it’s gone on for a long time, but in the past, it’s like a job interview is done over a lunch. You’d go in, you’d shake hands, if you submitted a resume, you would hear from them at least with something. Now, I mean, somebody posts a job up and you’re getting hundreds of applicants within hours. Organizations as a matter of process have had to streamline these systems–

Karmal – Absolutely.

Christopher – To save costs and money. In doing so, they’ve actually made the application and interview process, the job search process, is in my opinion, in terms of a first-world, we’re very privileged to live where we live. 

Karmal – Yes.

Christopher – It’s kind of an inhumane process, like there’s–

Karmal – It really is.

Christopher – There’s less and less and less human contact like this. You can’t go in and submit

resumes in person anymore, and so these people who are able to establish a relationship and this is the thing.

Karmal – Yes.

Christopher – We know that it’s all about relationships, but if you can’t go in and do that, which kind of lends credibility to go do some networking.

Karmal – That’s right.

Christopher – You know, even networking, I mean people are, there’s a lot of skepticism now around what does this person want from me?

Karmal – Right.

Christopher – It’s not the way it used to be.

Karmal – No.

Christopher – Where you could pick up the phone and say I wanna job with you.

Karmal – That’s right.

Christopher – So tell me what it’s gonna take to get there. It’s like look at our website, follow our online system, and now, you don’t even get a phone interview, right?

Karmal – No, that’s right.

Christopher – Yeah. So, I know for me, I would’ve looked at like what was I wearing?

Karmal – Yes.

Christopher – What was behind me?

Karmal – Yes.

Christopher – So what did you wear and

what did you put behind you?

Karmel – So I decided…

Christopher – The job search process is, in my opinion in terms of a first world, we’re very privileged to live where we live.

Karmal – Yes.

Christopher – It’s kind of an inhumane process, like there’s–

Karmal – It really is.

Christoper – Hi everybody, this is Christopher Lawrence with Change My Life Coaching, and I am here with a friend and colleague, Karmal Beninger. Karmal and I went to college together. So actually, Karmal is here with me today because she had to do her very first video interview for a job. So, Karmal is a job-searcher right now, and there is a trend moving forward now with doing video interviews, and so there’s all sorts of different things. So, I wanna help our followers understand how you could do this by using Karmal’s experience. So Karmal, can you tell us just a little bit about the process? So you applied for a position.

Karmal – Yep.

Christopher – And then what happened?

Karmal – So I received a call from the HR department at the company, and they said that they

were doing rather than a phone interview that many of the companies are doing, they’re actually doing video interviews. So they’re prerecorded video interviews, not a live face-to-face interview, and they gave you a few days to do the interview and gave you a deadline of when it could be completed.

Christopher – So they sent you an email back?

Karmal – That’s right, with the software that you needed to work with and–

Christopher – So you had to download a software?

Karmal – It was just online, so you just clicked a link and it loaded itself, yeah.

Christopher – Okay, yeah. And did you even get a phone call from them to tell you, or it was just the video?

Karmal – Just the phone call saying that I was had been selected for going forward and that the next step would be the video interview.

Christopher – Interesting. So then, tell us how you did this. You scheduled a time for yourself,

or did you just click on it and go, or?

Karmal – So I figured I’d give myself a couple days to figure it out on my own ’cause I’ve not ever done a video-anything before. So, I figured I’d give myself a couple days, do a bit of research. They give you a practice interview

Christopher – Oh.

Karmal – So you can go in and you can practice and everything ahead of time. And then they give you, I think it was three pre-interview questions that you can practice as many times as you want. So I went through those a couple of times over the couple of days, and then I made sure that I had everything done the day before that the deadline was.

Christopher – Wow okay.

Karmal – Yeah.

Christopher – One of the things that I’ve often observed doing career coaching, and what I’ve seen happening over the last two decades, or certainly the last decade, I think it’s gone on for a long time, but in the past, it’s like a job interview is done over a lunch. You’d go in, you’d shake hands, if you submitted a resume, you would hear from them at least with something. Now, I mean, somebody posts a job up and you’re getting hundreds of applicants within hours. Organizations as a matter of process have had to streamline these systems–

Karmal – Absolutely.

Christopher – To save costs and money. In doing so, they’ve actually made the application and interview process, the job search process, is in my opinion, in terms of a first-world, we’re very privileged to live where we live. 

Karmal – Yes.

Christopher – It’s kind of an inhumane process, like there’s–

Karmal – It really is.

Christopher – There’s less and less and less human contact like this. You can’t go in and submit

resumes in person anymore, and so these people who are able to establish a relationship and this is the thing.

Karmal – Yes.

Christopher – We know that it’s all about relationships, but if you can’t go in and do that, which kind of lends credibility to go do some networking.

Karmal – That’s right.

Christopher – You know, even networking, I mean people are, there’s a lot of skepticism now around what does this person want from me?

Karmal – Right.

Christopher – It’s not the way it used to be.

Karmal – No.

Christopher – Where you could pick up the phone and say I wanna job with you.

Karmal – That’s right.

Christopher – So tell me what it’s gonna take to get there. It’s like look at our website, follow our online system, and now, you don’t even get a phone interview, right?

Karmal – No, that’s right.

Christopher – Yeah. So, I know for me, I would’ve looked at like what was I wearing?

Karmal – Yes.

Christopher – What was behind me?

Karmal – Yes.

Christopher – So what did you wear and

what did you put behind you?

Karmel – So I decided…

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