Links Digital Interviews are an award-winning modern recruitment tool that we use to streamline our recruitment process and deliver only the best candidates to our clients. The candidate answers the pre-recorded interview questions whilst recording themselves on their computer or mobile phone camera. The video is then sent to our clients for them to review the candidate’s skills and expertise.
A video can say a lot more about a candidate than their CV. That’s why it’s absolutely vital that you show the best side of yourself and encourage the client to want to take the interview process to the next stage.
The fact that there’s not a real person in front of you can have both positive and negative implications. On the negative side, you might think that just because there’s no one there you needn’t make much of an effort. Yet, on the positive side, knowing you’re on your own can help you to relax and be yourself.
The important thing to remember is that you need to prepare just as much for a video interview as you would for a normal interview. Here are a few tips for how to prepare for a Links Digital Interview and show why the client should hire you:
1. Dress smartly and wisely. The first part of that sentence is obvious; the second might not be that obvious. Choose a smart outfit, but avoid any bright colours or loud patterns. You don’t want your outfit to distract from what you’re saying.
2. Make sure you are well groomed with tidy hair and facial hair (if applicable) and adequate make-up that doesn’t look over the top (if applicable).
3. Make sure your surroundings are appropriate. Try to sit somewhere with a plain background behind you, where there is good lighting, and where there isn’t too much noise in the background. If you have a dog, for example, and he’s prone to barking when the neighbours get home, it might be worth asking a friend to take him out while you record your video.
4. Be positive and confident about yourself. It’s often hard to say good things about yourself such as what your best traits are or when you last thought outside the box, but this is what the employer will want to know. If you don’t think highly of yourself, how are they supposed to think highly of you? That said, don’t let that confidence turn into arrogance.
5. Speak clearly and slowly. Everyone tends to speak faster when they get nervous, so allow for this and make sure your speech is slow and articulate.
6. Smile and be yourself. Your potential employer is going to want to see that you have a personality that will suit their team. If you come across as friendly and eager, that’s already won you some bonus points.
To find out more about our Links Digital Interviews, contact us now on firstname.lastname@example.org. Or to simply get started with your Links Digital Interview right now (after having read and taken on board the above tips), click here.
Be passionate. It’s your future.