When new clients sign up with Async Interview , most of them will ask us which questions are best to use and how they should go about asking them. It’s wonderful that they bring this up, because the questions you ask and HOW you ask them will greatly impact your candidates and what they think about your company.
Because this has been such a popular question with our clients, we have not only created a helpful guide on our website, but we wanted to bring this to our blog as well. Here are our best practices for Video Interview Questions:
1. Use Video to Personalize Questions
Recording your questions on video for candidates will make the experience even more unique and add a personal touch. Video questions allow candidates to peer into your company through the person/people recording the questions. Candidates will be able to view your company culture, environment, and get to know the interviewers much better than if the questions were in text.
How are our candidates using video questions?
- The person recording the video questions can introduce him or herself prior to the first question. They can also thank the candidates and explain the next steps prior to reading the last question.
- Allow multiple employees to record questions. This is a way of introducing your candidate to the organization and employees he/she may be working with if they are hired.
- Use the video questions to elaborate or give candidates hints or additional insights as to what kind of answer your team is looking for.
2. Start with a Warm Up Question
Video Interview or In-Person Interview, most candidates feel anxious and nervous. Ease your candidates into the video interview with a “softball” question. Your candidates will have ample opportunities to practice using our mock interview, however, it helps to warm them up to help settle them into the interview.
Here are a couple example questions:
- Tell us about your educational background.
- Tell us about your last work experience. What was an achievement you were most proud of?