If you’re new to Asynchronous Video Interviewing, you might assume one size fits all and that your interview questions can be replicated online. However, our experience of dealing with recruiters for over 10 years has allowed us to gather best practice tips on transforming traditional interview questions and making them Video interview ready.
To this end, we produced a Guide: Re-Purposing the Wheel, A Guide to transforming traditional interview questions for Video Interviewing which you can download for free but let’s just go over some of the highlights.
What’s in the Guide to transforming traditional interview questions for Video Interviewing?
We looked at 5 of the most popular question types, then gave advice on adjustments to make and sample questions to help you build a question bank for each type. There’s more information in the Guide itself but here is just a taster of what to expect:
For those ice-breaker warm-ups, ask open-ended questions and try to find out why they’re interested in your role/company.
Sample Q: Why have you chosen to apply to our organisation?
Include a curveball question to identify characteristics that match the requirements of the role and be sure to have set criteria for assessing the Video Interview.
Sample Q: If you could change one thing about the way you approach challenges, what would it be?
Allow more time for candidates to answer behavioural questions and don’t forget to ask for specific examples.
Sample Q: Tell us about the biggest change that you have had to deal with in your previous role. How did you cope with it?
Involve hiring managers familiar with the role in both question creation and consider including illustrations, technical drawings, graphs, etc. integral to the role as part of a media question.
Sample Q: [Include an image of code] Locate the error in this code snippet. How would you rectify this?
Critical Thinking Questions
Involve hiring managers to create real issues /situations candidates will face and ask yourself are they using a pre-prepared answer or truly analysing the question at hand?
Sample Q: What would you do if you were working on an important project and all of a sudden the priorities were changed?
Posing questions in the correct manner can help you get the most out of candidate responses, enhancing the candidate experience and allowing you to locate those standout candidates earlier in the process. Curious about how you can get your Video Interview questions in tip-top shape? Download the full guide here.