You’re about to do your first video interview. What types of questions should you expect?
A video interview is a relatively new addition to the recruitment industry. It’s designed to enhance the early stages of the interview process by giving potential employers a better view of you as a potential employee and giving you a greater opportunity to stand out from the crowd. As such, questions at the video interview stage tend to be introductory questions intended to get a sense of you as an individual.
The main purpose of a video interview is to get an overall sense of whether you might be a good cultural fit and your base level capabilities. Therefore, the questions shouldn’t be too difficult or catch you off guard.
The main purpose of a video interview is to get an overall sense of whether you might be a good cultural fit and your base level capabilities.
In most video interviews, you can generally expect about three to four questions, although each employer uses video interviewing systems differently. They can choose how much time to give you for each question and how many opportunities you can have to answer a question.
Types of questions:
Questions usually fall into four distinct categories:
The specific questions depend on the role and organisation. Some examples might include:
Video interviewing is not meant to be difficult
Don’t worry if you get a question you’re not expecting. Video interviewing is designed to help employers get a better sense of who you are, so just do your best to answer the questions honestly.
These are just some examples of questions that you may receive. If you want to increase your chances of acing the video interview, it’s a good idea to take some time to prepare answers for most of the most common interview questions.