It may be easy to get confused when discussing the many terms used to describe Video Interviews. To help with the confusion of this rapidly growing and successful tool for Recruiters, we wanted to provide a quick Video Interview encyclopedia.
Video Screening: Video Screening would be the same as a One-Way Video Interview. Candidates are requested to respond to pre-selected questions by the interview team. The interview team reviews candidate responses at their convenience.
Pre-Recorded Video Interview: A Pre-Recorded Video Interview follows the same definition as Video Screening and One-Way Video Interview.
Asynchronous Video Interview: An Asynchronous Video Interview is the same as a Pre-Recorded Video Interview, Video Screen, and One-Way Video Interview. The candidate records their answers on video and the company may view their responses at any time that is convenient for them.
One-Way Video Interview: A one-way video interview is when the employer requests the candidate to record him or herself on video responding to pre-selected questions by the interview team. Video Interview vendors will sometimes provide the employer the opportunity to view candidate video responses whenever they like, as well as make it possible for the entire interview team to view candidate videos.
Video Interviewing: A Video Interview would follow the same definition as a Two-Way Video Interview. A Video Interview is a live interview between a candidate and interviewer, and is normally conducted through a video interviewing vendor or Skype.
Live Interview: A Live Interview would follow the same definition as a Video Interview and Two-Way Video Interview.
Two-Way Video Interview: A two-way video interview is a live video interview between the candidate and employer. Utilizing a video interviewing vendor or Skype, both sides meet virtually to conduct the interview virtually.
Video Resume/Video CV: A video resume or video CV is when a candidate sends a recorded video of himself or herself talking about why they are qualified for the open position. Candidates can be more creative and show more personality in a video resume than a traditional resume. A candidate may send their video resume as an addition to or replacement to a traditional resume and cover letter.