How the Practice Video Interview Session Works
Our goal is to provide you with honest and constructive feedback from employment experts that allows you to create the best possible video interview for a prospective employer.
- We will forward a link to download our professional video program, and to an introduction that explains the video interview recording process.
- You choose when to begin filming your mock interview. There will be a due date for your completed submission.
- You will be asked a series of 10 questions during our practice interview session, and will have unlimited time to answer the questions. (Note: Most companies will have a time limit on each question asked of you during the video interview. This, however, is your opportunity to think through and craft responses for future use, so we do not limit your response time.)
- Simply return the saved video to us when completed and we will begin the evaluation process.
- You will receive a report card within 5 business days (2 business days if you purchased an expedited report at an additional fee).
We will evaluate and provide comprehensive feedback in the following areas:
Technical Aspects – Framing, focus and location
Personal Appearance – Attire, posture and body language
Professional Presentation – Voice, language, introduction, preparation, experience and content
Interview Questions Employers Love to Ask
Please see the groupings below to identify some of the questions most commonly asked by hiring managers. Be sure to review them and take the time to formulate your answers prior to an interview. You want to ensure that your responses will be perceived as well considered and professional.
Your Interest In This Position/Our Company
- Why are you interested in this position?
- What do you know about our company?
- Why do you want to work for us?
Your Employment Attributes
- What do you regard as your greatest career achievements?
- What were your major accomplishments at your previous job?
- How did you either bring revenue to the bottom line or save the company money?
- Describe a challenge or conflict you’ve faced at work and how you dealt with it.
- Identify a time you disagreed with a decision that was made at work. How did you handle the situation?
- What do you like least about your last/current job?
- What type of work environment/culture do you prefer?
- How would your boss and coworkers describe you?
- How does management differ from leadership? Provide an example of when you demonstrated leadership.
- How would you describe your management style?
Your Personal Attributes
- What are your strengths/weaknesses?
- When can you start?
- Are you willing to relocate?
- Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Emotional Intelligence Evaluations
- How would you deal with a business ethics situation? Are you able to explain one that you have encountered?
- How have you dealt with a dispute with your subordinates? Are you able to explain a situation?
- How have you dealt with a philosophical conflict with your boss?
- A client is unhappy since deliverables did not arrive on time. They threaten to cancel a contract. How do you deal with this type of issue?
- You make a mistake. How do you handle it?
Reasons for leaving various jobs
- Why are you leaving your current job?
- If there is a gap in your employment, please explain why.
- Have you ever been fired? If yes, why?
- Explain why you changed career paths (if applicable).
- Are you able to provide a list of references of people to whom you reported?
Salary and history of benefits
- What are your salary/benefits expectations?
- Did you receive a bonus in the past?
- Did you receive raises on an annual basis?
- What was the amount of vacation time in your previous employment?
What questions can I answer for you? There should be questions that will make you look interested in the position, the company and a long term mutually beneficial relationship. (Remember not only are they interviewing you, you are interviewing them.)
Potential questions could include:
- What are the long-term possibilities for this position?
- What key projects would be on the plate short term?
- How often are there reviews?
- How would you describe your company culture?
- Key projects long term?
- Why is this position currently available?