HireVue Interview Practice: Tips to Prepare as a Candidate
May 31, 2023
7 min read
If you’ve been invited to a HireVue interview, we’re here to help you prepare and practice. Hundreds of organizations use HireVue to recruit and hire employees virtually. So, if you’re serious about getting a job, getting a handle on the HireVue video interview process is critical.
Here’s what we’ll cover:
What is HireVue?
How does Hirevue work?
How to prepare for a HireVue interview
How to use an AI interview coach to prepare
How to get set up for the interview
What to keep in mind during the interview
What to do after the interview
What Is HireVue?
HireVue is a video interviewing platform that allows companies to conduct pre-recorded video interviews with job candidates. Its technology allows companies to screen a large number of candidates quickly and efficiently. HireVue’s platform also allows companies to collect data on candidates’ performance, which can be used to make hiring decisions.
HireVue’s clients include some of the world’s largest companies, such as Amazon, Bank of America, and Google.
The HireVue video interviewing platform has been criticized by some for being impersonal and for not providing a fair opportunity for all candidates. However, HireVue argues that its platform is a more efficient and effective way to screen candidates than traditional methods, such as phone interviews and in-person interviews.
How HireVue Works
As you gear up for HireVue interview practice, you’ll want to be familiar with how HireVue works from the perspective of a job candidate. HireVue’s video interviewing process typically follows these steps:
The company invites you to complete a HireVue video interview.
You log into the HireVue website and create an account.
You’re presented with a series of questions.
You record your answers to the questions.
You submits your answers to HireVue.
HireVue’s technology analyzes your answers and provides the hiring company with a report on your performance.
The hiring company can then use the report to make a hiring decision.
First, we’ll cover some tips on how to prepare for a HireVue video interview. Then, we’ll go over how you can use AI for HireVue interview practice.
Research the hiring company. Before your interview, take some time to research the company you’re interviewing with. This will help you understand the company’s culture and values, and it will give you some ideas for questions to ask during your interview.
Practice answering common interview questions. There are a number of common interview questions that you can expect to be asked in a HireVue interview. Practice answering these questions in front of a mirror, with a friend or family member, or with an AI interview coach. This will help you feel more confident and prepared when you’re actually in the interview.
Common Job Interview Questions & Tips for Answering Them
Tell me about yourself. Start with a brief overview of your education and work experience.
Why are you interested in this position? Explain what specific aspects of the position attract you to it. Show that you’re a good match for the position by highlighting your skills and experience that are relevant to it.
Why do you want to work for this company? Explain specifically why you’re interested in working for this company in particular. Be sure to research the company beforehand so you can highlight its strengths and why you would be a good fit.
What are your strengths and weaknesses? Be honest about your strengths and weaknesses. Focus on your strengths and how they can benefit the company.
What are your salary expectations? Do some research on salaries for similar positions in your industry to be ready with an answer.
What are your career goals? Explain what you want to achieve in your career and how the position you’re interviewing for can help you achieve your goals.
Do you have any questions for me? Always have some questions prepared. This shows that you’re interested in the company and the position.
General Tips for Answering Common Job Interview Questions
Be confident. Speak clearly and assuredly.
Be specific. Use examples to support your answers.
Be positive. Focus on your strengths and what you can offer the company.
Be professional. Dress appropriately, and be on time for the interview.
How to Use an AI Interview Coach to Prepare
For HireVue interview practice, you can use Yoodli’s free AI interview coach. Here’s how:
Hover over Practice, and select Interview (or go straight to this link).
Choose what kind of interview you’d like to practice or select “I want to practice with my own questions.”
Choose your interview style.
Make sure you have a microphone and a webcam set up.
When you’re ready, click Start.
Follow the prompts to pause, go to the next question, or stop.
When you’re done, Yoodli will generate an analysis of your word choices and delivery.
Learn more about interview prep with Yoodli by watching this brief video.
How to Practice Answering Follow-Up Questions
It’s wise to prepare answering questions you expect to be asked. But, you don’t always know what to expect. For HireVue interview practice, Yoodli’s AI tool can generate follow-up questions based on a starter question that you feed it. This will give you valuable experience. Here’s how to use this feature:
Hover over Practice, and select Interview.
Click on “I want to practice with my own questions.”
In the My Questions area, manually enter a question you think you might be asked during the interview. For example, you could add “Why are you the right person for this position?” or “How do you handle team conflict?”
Toggle on the Ask Me AI Follow-Ups. (This option works for one question at a time because it generates the next question based on your answer to the first question.)
When you’re ready, click on Start Practicing.
This video walks you through the AI Follow-Ups feature.
We believe that you’ll find Yoodli’s analytics helpful. The AI follow-up questions give you experience in quick thinking and impromptu speaking, and they help you know what you can expect. And, much of the app’s value is the way it lets you practice on your terms, as much as you want.
Get Set Up for the HireVue Interview
Dress professionally. Even though you’re not meeting with the interviewer in person, it’s still important to dress professionally for your HireVue interview. This will show the interviewer that you’re serious about the job and that you’re taking the interview seriously.
Find a quiet place to record your answers. When you’re recording your answers to the questions, it’s important to find a quiet place where you won’t be interrupted. This will help you focus on your answers and avoid distractions.
Use a good microphone. A good microphone will help ensure that your voice is clear and easy to understand.
During the Interview
Avoid distractions. Make sure that there are no distractions in the background when you’re recording your answers.
Make eye contact with the camera. When you’re recording your answers, make sure to make eye contact with the camera. This will help you connect with the interviewer and make a good impression. (Practicing with Yoodli will help you improve this skill.)
Use Private Yoodli to get real-time prompts.Private Yoodli is an app that provides live coaching during your online interviews and meetings. For example, it will let you know if you need to speak more slowly. After your interview, it will provide feedback just like it does when you practice.
Be yourself. The most important thing to remember is to be yourself during your HireVue video interview. The interviewer wants to get to know the real you, so don’t try to be someone you’re not.
Be patient. The HireVue interview process can take some time to complete. Be patient, and don’t get discouraged if you don’t get the job right away.
After the Interview
Review your answers. Once you’ve finished recording your answers, take some time to review them. This will help you identify any areas where you can improve and do even better next time.
Following these tips will help you ace your HireVue interview and increase your chances of career success. We’re in your corner!
Note: This post was created in partnership with artificial intelligence.
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