Congratulations, you have been invited to take a video interview! What next?
This handy guide will give you all the tips, tools and information you need to rock the interview and get one step closer to your dream job.
- What is a video interview?
- What do you need?
- When should you complete your interview?
- What will the interview consist of?
- Additional help
What is a video interview?
A Wepow video interview is a set of questions that the company’s recruitment team has previously recorded to get to know you better. The best thing about a video interview is that you can take it at your convenience from the comfort of your own home. They are a fantastic way for the recruiter to get to know you better and bring your resume to life.
What do you need?
If you are using a computer to take the interview:
- Camera, built-in or USB.
- Microphone (if you have a built-in camera, you will also have a built-in microphone).
- Good Internet connection.
- Supported browser.*
*Wepow supports the following browsers:
Google Chrome Mozilla Firefox IE 11 Edge Safari
Note: If you plan to use IE, Edge or Safari you will need to install Flash Player: https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/
If you are using a mobile device to take the interview:
When should you complete your interview?
At the top of your email invitation, there is a blue rectangle containing the deadline for your interview. The deadline tells you the day and time that your interview will close.
We recommend taking the interview as soon as possible to show your potential employer how interested you are.
What will the interview consist of?
The interview is divided into 6 sections:
This section displays the steps that make up your personalized interview. These may include: a short multiple-choice form to complete, a number of video or written response questions, and a request to upload some documents. This section will also tell you the estimated duration for your interview and some additional information about each step of the interview.
This section allows you to make sure your camera and microphone are working correctly for the interview. Record a short test video to check. There is also a System Test to check your connection to the Wepow server.
After the setup, you now have the opportunity to try two practice questions to get used to the process and ‘warm-up’ for the interview. No one will see these practice questions apart from you.
Now it’s time for the real deal! Depending on what the company has chosen to include in the interview, you will be guided through the various stages of the interview. The recruiter may include a multiple-choice questionnaire at the beginning of the interview. Then, the interview questions, which will require either a video or written response. You will see exactly how long you have to prepare and answer each question.
This is the final stage and the recruiter may ask you to upload some additional documentation, such as your resume or portfolio. All done! Your interview will now be sent to the recruiter for assessment.
- Can I pause the interview?
You cannot manually pause the interview, however the system will pause between each question until you click Continue. You can repeat the question once before answering it.
- Can I re-record my answers?
No, you can not re-record any of your answers. Remember that the recruiter is looking for natural and authentic responses, rather than perfect ones. Your first attempt is usually the best!
- Can I opt-out of the interview process?
Yes, there is an opt-out link both in your email invitation and the interview platform if you decide you do not wish to take the interview.
- Who will watch and evaluate my videos?
Your videos can only be accessed and viewed by the recruitment team at the company you are applying to. Any information shared is completely confidential.
- Where do I go for extra help?
We are available to help you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please contact us at any time with any problems you are experiencing. You can reach us by clicking on the Help button at the side of your screen or by emailing us at email@example.com.
- 4 tips to rock your video interview
- Taking your interview from a desktop computer
- How to complete my interview from a mobile device
- System requirements