Skill Level Intermediate
- You're cruisin' along with your job search and you land an interview. (claps) Total high five. But wait, they want you to, oh no. Yep, they want you to do a video interview. Help! Here's some good news. This course is going to provide you with all kinds of help with video interviews because love 'em or hate 'em, they're not going away. So let's get some basics out of the way. Video interviews can either be two-way or one-way. In a two-way interview, you interact with a hiring manager or recruiter live through web conferencing software. It might be familiar tools like Skype or FaceTime or Google Hangouts. This type of interview is usually your second or third conversation. And companies use them as a cost effective and more convenient alternative to bringing you in especially if you're an out of town candidate. And then we have the dreaded one-way interview. These can be a little awkward but they're totally survivable if you prepare. One-way interviews typically come early on in the interview process and often replace the initial phone screen. In a one-way interview, as weird as this might sound, you record yourself answering prescripted questions. In other words, there is not a live person on the other end. It's a recording or you might just see text questions come across the screen. One-way interviews come with specific instructions and often time limits for each question. Totally no pressure you guys. Whether you're preparing for a one-way or a two-way video interview, I'm here to help. I'm Jenny Foss. I'm a Job Search Strategist, Coach and the voice behind the career blog, JobJenny.com. So whether your camera shy or just totally new to this, I'm here to cover the ins and outs and help you shine.