After filling out the application form and answering some competency based questions I was invited to participate in a video interview. I had to answer 5 questions via video and submit a copy of my CV alongside my video entries. The process was simple, set up your webcam and microphone so you are positioned correctly in the screen and test that everything works. There was also an opportunity to complete a practice question before completing the interview. Once you had proceeded to the interview itself, you watched a video of a person asking the question, then had 30 seconds to prepare an answer before it started recording you. You could also select to answer before the 30 seconds was up. The 30 seconds was useful for a couple of questions to get your answer together. You then had roughly 2-3 minutes to record your answer. So you had to be precise and clear. I think it was an excellent way of screening candidates, it gave a sense of the company and felt a bit more like Virgin Media were interested, than just completing online tests.
Most difficult question
What do you think the main concerns of the People Director are?
Treat it like a proper face to face interview, and use the 30 seconds to prepare an answer. Try and be as natural as possible, which can be difficult when you are just talking to your laptop!
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