PREPARING FOR YOUR RECRUITING IN MOTION INTERVIEW
We look forward to meeting you in person, or via video-chat and assisting you with your job search!
Most of us are nervous when attending interviews (both in-person and online), especially those interviews where we are going to be recorded. However, at Recruiting in Motion our professional recruiters are trained to facilitate this process. And the video-clip portion of our interview is the best way to showcase your strengths that cannot be shown on a resume such as your personality, communication style, and professionalism. This will greatly assist in you being chosen for that all-important first interview and will significantly increase your chance of landing the job.
Interview Preparation Tips
- Dress in business attire, regardless of whether you are meeting the recruiter in-person, or via a video-chat.
- Practice your responses to the typical job interview questions that most employers ask such as “describe your strengths and/or weaknesses”, “why did you leave your last position”, and “tell me about your ideal role”.
- Think of actual examples you can use to describe your skills. Providing evidence of your successes is a great way to promote your candidacy.
- Be on time. If you are meeting your recruiter in one of our offices, on time means five to ten minutes early.
- During the job interview try to relax and stay as calm possible.
- Maintain eye contact with the recruiter.
- Listen to the entire question before you answer.
Video-Interview / Video Recording Tips
- Sample interview questions for the video-portion of the interview are listed at the bottom of this page – please read them in advance, and practice your answers ahead of time.
- Try to keep your answers relatively brief. A good rule-of-thumb would be to keep your answers to a maximum of 30 seconds (or less) for every question.
- If you are attending an in-person interview, look directly at the interviewer and not at the desk or table below you.
- If you are attending a video-chat, look at the interviewer on-screen and not the web-camera.
- Ensure that you are located in a quiet room with no potential distractions and your background should be clear and uncluttered.
- If you are using a smart phone, please ensure that the video is taken horizontally (sideways).
- Try not to move your body too much when you are being filmed.
- Wait for the interviewer to ask you a question before speaking, and ensure that you speak clearly.
- If asked to discuss your technical strengths, focus on your professional skill-set, and not your personal attributes.
- And, most importantly, if you have any questions; please ask! Our recruiters want to ensure that your video-clip brings out the best of your many attributes, so if there is anything that requires clarification, do not hesitate to let us know!
Prior to attending the interview, we encourage you to review the sample video-clips below. These will give you a great idea as to what to expect.
In specific, please be prepared to answer the following questions for the video-clip portion of your interview:
- Please state your name.
- Please tell me about your technical strengths. OR Please tell me about your work experience.
- How would your colleagues describe your personality?
- Where do you see yourself in 5 to 10 years?