“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

Get yourself noticed, create a video CV!

The number of employers that are using video to recruit talent is rapidly increasing as it powers their selection process with highly needed flexibility and efficiency. This means that the chances of getting invited for an online video interview are increasing. This is to the benefit of the candidate since a video interview offers you the opportunity to not only demonstrate your skillset but also put a face to your CV. At the same time, there are still a lot of companies that haven’t made the step to integrate video within their recruitment process. What if you want to apply with a company that isn’t using video interviews yet, but you still want to be able to best present yourself? In this case, creating a video CV could be a good solution!

A video resume is a short video presentation that supplements (or sometimes even replaces) a traditional resume. With a video CV you can describe your individual skills but also showcase your personality. In many aspects a video CV will give a better and more complete picture of who you are when compared to a traditional resume. It is a great way to market yourself to prospective employers and get noticed in the crowd of applicants. We will discuss 5 tips and tricks to help you create a positive and professional video presentation. Read More

Things you never want on your resume

Although pre-screening with video is becoming more common, most recruiters will still want to see a resume of the candidate. Having a professional-looking resume or LinkedIn profile therefore is still very important. A good professional profile might not land you a job, but it might very well help you land your (online) interview. And that is where you are best able to present yourself. You will have to realize that it is a recruiters job to screen your resume superfast as they will see many a day. It may only take seconds to decide to put you on the interview list or on the ‘decline’-pile.  Read More

Why candidates should ask questions too

Congratulations, you’ve been invited for a (digital) interview. You are well prepared for all the questions you might be asked. But have you also prepared for the question, “Do you have any questions for me”? This is your chance to be the smart, pro-active and interested candidate your future employer is looking for. By asking the right questions you can demonstrate your sincere interest in the job and illustrate why you are the right match for the position. More importantly, you can ask questions that will help you determine if you want to work for this company. Live job interview offer the opportunity for dialogue so try to be pro-active. But what are good questions to ask? Here are some useful questions to get you started: Read More

Video recruitment - first impression

The first impression

They say that the first impression is the last impression. It only takes three to five seconds for someone to evaluate and form an opinion about you. That’s why many recruiters make a decision about wether to hire the candidate only whitin the first five minutes of an interview. But did you realize that candidates are also people and have the same swift judgement capabilities? But how do you create a good, lasting impression at a job interview? This article provides some useful tips to help you do this. Read More

Spice up your resume with personality

As more and more employers are using video interviews to recruit talent, candidates are offered the opportunity to not only promote their hard-skills but also their soft-skills! Employers are increasingly looking at personality and cultural match as an indicator of future performance. The reality is that yesterday’s skills (that’s what you tend to put on a resume) or even today’s skills may not be relevant anymore tomorrow in our fast-changing world. So what are employers looking for in candidates these days? In this blog we give you some useful information to spice up your interview with your personality!  Read More