Video Pitch – Your golden ticket to an attention-grabbing application

A video pitch is a 30 seconds bundle of potential, personality and added value. Basically it is a 30 seconds video in which you can quickly introduce yourself, talk about your motivation or elaborate on a skill or experience mentioned in your CV. Thinking a step further, a video pitch is an extra opportunity for you to impress and convince your future employer. This takes you a small amount of time and can result in something big! You’ll find out in this blog why you should invest 30 seconds of your time and how this video will boost your application. Here are the top 4 reasons why you should create a video pitch and add it to your application.
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“Fake-it-‘til-you-make-it” – The Right Approach for a Successful Video Interview?

More and more companies are now using online interviews in their hiring process. This gives the applicant the possibility to present not only their skills and experiences in a more personal way, but also their motivation and personal background in this part of the hiring process. At the same time, however, video interviews can be daunting for those who are not very confident in talking and presenting themselves in front of the camera. Can you actually “fake-it-‘til-you-make-it” in a video interview? This blog will help you to understand when faking can be helpful and if fake-it-till-you-make-it is the right approach in a video interview. Read More

Being personal while being professional

A colleague and I were recently discussing some interesting LinkedIn profiles that we’ve come across in our time. I’m no stickler for having super formal profiles, in fact, I find profiles with a bit of pizazz and creativity quite refreshing. However, I would have to say that perhaps the picture of you from Spring Break doing Jello shots off the chest of the cabana boy may be better suited for Facebook or the like. I question why people don’t always have the sense to know when and how their professional and personal lives should overlap, particularly as it pertains to social media. TheLadders conducted a study and found that recruiters spend more time examining a LinkedIn user’s picture than actually reviewing the person’s qualifications. I have to wonder what the repercussions of this would be as it relates to job opportunities. Read More

Live video interviews – what to expect

Following on our previous blog about automated video interviews, today we will discuss another popular video interview type: the live video interview. We will provide insights into how these interviews work and what to expect from the live interview workflow. After reading this blog post you can focus your attention on the conversation rather then the format. Read More

Automated or a-synchronous video interviews – what to expect

More and more organizations use video as an integrated part of their recruitment process. When conducting a digital interview as a candidate, there are multiple interview types that you may encounter. Therefore, we will dig a little bit deeper in the different interview types and give you some insights into how these interviews work. In this blog we’ll have a look at the automated video interview. In our next two blogs we will discus two other common interview types: live video interviews and the video CV. Read More

Video CV – what to expect

To complete our blog series on what to expect from different types of video interviews, we will have a look at the Video CV. 

A Video CV is a short video presentation created by a candidate to present him- or herself to a future employer. Candidates can describe their individual’s skills and qualifications but can also showcase their abilities (soft-skills), something that would not be possible in a traditional paper resume. It allows candidates to stand out and get noticed by prospective employers earlier. Take a look at this Video CV from a PR practitioner in the UK:

In general, there are two ways of going down the video resume route: Read More

How to nail a video interview | Follow-up

This is post 4 in a series of 4 blog posts.

Congratulations, the interview is almost completed and you did great! You went through all the preparation so the interview went smoothly. You also looked well-prepared and professional. Now all you have to do is finish the conversation and then wait anxiously by the phone for that second interview invitation or job offer. But wait a minute; don’t be too relaxed just yet! The closing and follow up of the interview are still all part of your presentation and therefor an important and final opportunity to land that dream job. In this fourth and final part of our blog series we give you some tips on the closure and follow-up so you can use those last few steps of the interview to your full advantage. Read More

How to nail a video interview | the Interview

This is post 3 in a series of 4 blog posts.

In our previous blog we provided you with some useful tips for a proper preparation. Now that you are fully prepared, it’s time to put your practice into action: your interview. Since you’ll only have one chance to present yourself to your potential employer, you will need to give it all you’ve got to land your desired job. In this blog post we give you pointers that will help you make the most of your interview. Read More