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Video Interviewing Software

Technology has changed significantly during the past few years and one of the biggest shifts has been the development of video interviewing software. Particularly given the current climate, there are a lot of candidates who simply do not want to travel to an interview physically. Furthermore, there are companies that would like to expand their talent pool and the array of candidates they can interview. This is where video interviewing software can be helpful. With this type of software, companies are able to interview more people in a shorter amount of time. Furthermore, they do not have to worry about their candidates canceling on them as often, as remote interviewing takes out the hassle of travel. Finally, candidates and companies will also appreciate the reduced overhead costs, as nobody has to put up money to travel to an interview.

It is important for everyone to note what video interviewing software does. This software is designed to replicate everything that takes place at a physical interview, only virtually. Instead of a phone interview, the candidates and interviewers will be able to see each other face to face on a video screen. Furthermore, there are a number of added features that people might encounter when it comes to video interviewing software. For example, the interviewers might be able to play a video on screen. They might also be able to share a file instantaneously. If there is a closed-ended question, they can even share this using the video interviewing software. This type of software is important because it adds a new dimension to an interview that cannot be replicated via telephone. Furthermore, this software also does not require anyone to physically travel to an interview, helping everyone save money on taxis, plane tickets, and hotel bills. In many ways, this software is the future.

Video Interview Questions

When it comes to a video interview, there are still going to be questions that are asked that should seek to extract the same type of information and knowledge base that might be tested in a traditional interview. Therefore, some of the good starting questions might include, "how did you hear about this job," "why do you think you are a good fit for this position," and "why did you decide to apply to this job specifically." At the same time, there might be other video interview questions that might differ from the questions that are asked in a traditional interview. While it might be a good idea to ask the candidate how he or she is getting along with the software itself, it is just as important to leverage the features of the software to ask questions in different ways.

For example, there could be closed-ended questions that can be posed using some of the file-sharing features through the software. This is a way to ask questions that might not be asked in a traditional interview because there are additional materials available. Interviewers might even ask the candidate to use the software to draw or animate certain questions as a new way of showing their work. This could test the applicant's ability to learn about new software and leverage its features quickly. This could be a great way to ask corporate video interview questions.

ATS with video interviews should still provide the candidate with a chance to ask questions as well. For example, the candidate might have questions about how many people are applying for the position, when the start date might be, and what the work culture is like. This is a chance for the interviewer to share information with the applicant using the video conferencing software. In some cases, playing a video might be a good way to answer some of the questions the applicant might have. This could make a good impression on him or her. Make sure to provide the applicant with contact information for the company or the organization if they have any questions in the future.

Video Interview Practice

For those who are preparing to conduct a video interview, it is important to engage in good video interview practice ahead of time. The most important thing that applicants and candidates should remember is that they need to familiarize themselves with the software ahead of time. This means the company or organization should let them know which software they are using and provide the applicant with a download they can use to install the software on the computer. It is important to make sure this file works before the day of the interview.

Next, the applicant needs to open the software whether this is Spark, Montage, or some other software. This is going to be important for maximizing their chances of getting the job. Be sure to get familiar with the interface. If the company is going to hire the candidate, they need to be able to see that person's face. There are going to be a lot of buttons on the software. Click around and be sure to be familiar with the various actions and what they do. This is going to prevent any issues from arising when the interview actually begins. Be sure to look at the lighting of the interview as well. What appears bright to the naked eyes might be dark on screen.

Finally, be sure to go through all of the traditional interview prep as well. This means thinking about questions that might be asked while also coming up with questions to ask the interviewers as well. It is important to come across as prepared as possible, as everyone should still put in the same amount of work for a video interview as they do for a traditional interview. This could still lead someone to the opportunity of a lifetime as long as they put in the effort with the video interview.

Video Interview Pricing

When it comes to video interview software, many people are curious about the pricing and how this works. The important thing is that, as with most software, there is usually the option to try video interview software free ahead of time. This is usually a free trial version of the software and allows everyone to play around with a limited version of the software before they decide to jump for the premium version. Even when someone does decide that they are ready to pay for the whole package, there are usually going to be different layers to video interview pricing options as well. Everyone needs to take a look at the options, what they include, and whether they actually need everything that is included.

For example, the lowest pricing option might include standard definition on the video resolution quality and a one on one chat with the person on the other end of the line. In some cases, people might need to have more than two people involved in the interview. This might be the next layer up and this could cost more money. Furthermore, more expensive pricing options might include the options to share videos and pictures instead of just documents. They might even provide the option to display these files on the screen. This could be a premium option for some packages.

Remember that many video interview software packages are going to be a subscription, not a one-time thing. Therefore, it is important to see if there is a discount available to those who are willing to pay for a whole year instead of going month to month. There might also be costs associated with file storage. These are a few of the most important considerations that people need to think about when they are looking for the right video interview software for their needs.

One Way Video Interview

There is another unique way that people could interview someone and this is called a one way video interview. For those who might not know, this is done using pre-recorded video interview software. Basically, the interviewer is going to set up a list of questions ahead of time that the candidate is going to be expected to answer. In some cases, the interviewer will record himself or herself asking the questions and then send the questions to the candidate. In other cases, the interviewer might simply write down the questions and ask the candidates to send in a video response. In this manner, this is sometimes called an asynchronous video interview because the questions and answers do not happen at the same time.

Now, this is not the same as an AI video interview where there might be some sort of computer program that is feeding the questions to the applicant as the interview unfolds. For this reason, companies need to be prepared for the reality that the applicants are probably going to record the answers multiple times and use the best take; however, there are a few advantages to setting up an interview in this format. The biggest advantage is that the company or organization might be able to interview more candidates than they would normally. This is because they can record the questions once and send them out to a bunch of candidates who all submit their responses.

In this manner, a one way video interview could be a powerful tool for a company that wants to expand their talent pool. While there is a disadvantage because they do not get to see what the candidates do when they are asked to respond to challenging questions in real-time, this type of format does have its advantages. Therefore, companies need to consider this option when they are looking for the best candidate for the job or position.