What to Do If Asked to Create a Video as Part of the Hiring Process

Panic stations! You get asked to create a video as part of the hiring process of seeking to secure that dream job.

The digital world and ever-advancing technology can also come into play in the job market because companies are constantly looking for innovative ways to assess candidates during the hiring process.

One such method in recent years is requesting applicants to create a video as part of their application.

While this may initially seem daunting, creating a video provides a unique opportunity to showcase your personality, communication skills, and suitability for the role. In this article, we will explore what you can do if asked to create a video as part of the hiring process and how to maximize your chances of success.

Understanding the Request for a Video in the Hiring Process

When an employer asks you to create a video, it’s essential to understand their intentions and expectations.

Videos are often requested to gain deeper insights into a candidate’s presentation skills, cultural fit, and ability to articulate ideas concisely.

A video allows hiring managers to gauge your communication style, confidence, and passion for the role.

Tips To Help Create that video

The list below has some good guidelines to follow.

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Research the company to ensure your video matches its values

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Speak directly into the camera

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Have a minimal background so it is not distracting to the viewer

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Find a well-lit indoor location to use as the stage for your video

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Position the camera so the natural light shines on you

Explain:

Why are you interested in working for this company?

Dress professionally, wearing what you would to a job interview

How your skills are an asset for this position?

What value you can bring to the organisation?

Need Help?

An interview is a big deal-sometimes it is your one shot at success, My interview coaching can help you with all of the above and more!. As part of my service I would watch the video to give you constructive feedback, to really get it right. Message me to discuss.

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