If you’re taking a practice video interview for the first time, you may not know what to expect and be a bit nervous. Read on to learn everything you need to know to master your practice video interview.
Visit practice.appliqant.com to get started. Enter your name, email address, and select the practice interview duration you desire. Your computer will prompt you to allow access to your camera and microphone.
The platform will ask you several questions and give you a set amount of time to answer it. (The five-minute practice assessment, for example, has two questions). The timer will countdown in the corner while you have the chance to record yourself answering it (yes, it will record both video and audio!) After you’ve finished recording, click the arrow to move to the next page.
You will have the opportunity to play back the recording to assess your own performance. You will also be able to purchase a professional assessment, submitting your practice videos to our team of experts for analysis. You will receive a personalized assessment with feedback on your strengths and weaknesses. This will allow you to see how you can improve and maximize your chances of landing the job.
When you’re finished, you’ll be able to delete the videos so no one can access them. (We care about your security!)
It’s normal to be nervous
This may be your first time seeing a recorded interview of yourself, and you may be uncomfortable seeing yourself recorded on screen.
You are taking the right steps to be comfortable for the real interview—by taking this assessment, you can practice your answers to questions commonly asked by recruiters.
Wondering how to prepare for your automated practice interview? Read our four best tips to ace your practice interview and land your dream job on the blog. 4 Practice Interview Tips to Help you Land your Dream Job
Get empowered with your results
You’ll see the same report recruiters use to assess candidates on Appliqant’s automated video interviewing platform. The report provides a checklist of 12 ideal qualities or behaviors of a candidate, including your attire, ensuring video quality and a clean background, the content of your answers, eye contact with the camera, and grammar usage.
Take some time for self-reflection
The report will provide you with a summary and recommendations to improve your interview. This will specifically address the areas of improvement from the checklist above. You may be encouraged to quiet your surroundings and silence your devices, make more eye contact with the camera, or try to appear more calm and focus on hand gestures. These specific areas of improvement will allow you to identify your interviewing weak points and track your progress over time as you develop your interviewing skills.
The old adage “practice makes perfect” always apply here. While you may think you will end up sounding rehearsed after practicing your interview many times, the opposite is true: you will sound more natural and articulate!
Further, you will get useful advice to help you master online video interviewing. There are special technology needs for an automated interview that you need consider, and this assessment will help you get it right when your real interview starts recording.
Want to fine-tune your skills before your interview? Take Appliqant’s practice interview today.