Your video interview has started – what do they measure and how do you turn this to your advantage? Apply the below tips and ace it.
What gets measured in your video response?
Your movements and retakes
From the moment you enter the video interviewing platform, you are being monitored – how long you stall and if you click help instructions is being monitored continuously.
In most platforms you are able to do a retake. Note that they measure how many retakes you need.
How you talk: hesitation, tonalities
The audio you produce is analyzed for
(1) how many times your talking is interupted by uttering or hesitation,
(2) the tonality of your voice and
(3) how loud and good you articulate.
What you say
Your speech will be converted to text, after which it will be analyzed for
(1) difficulty of the words used and mentioning the correct words,
(2) correctness of your gramar,
(3) the positiveness of what you say.
Your body language and calmness
Facial recognition is used to assess your facial expressions and even micro expressions, which are the small expressions you unconsciously make after hearing a question. The amount of eye contact is measured as well.
Your environment and tidyness
The tidyness of your environment is checked, next to any posters or recognizable signs and brands.
Follow the below tips to ace that interview
Go through the platform quickly - do not stall
They follow your every move and carefully check the time you take to complete every part and to start every part.
So always go through the platform and instructions swiftly.
The first try must be the last try
Most platforms allow you to do a retake of your answer, but unless you really f*ck up, never do a retake. Your retakes are counted and not to your advantage. A retake shows you were not properly prepared and lack spontaneity.
Therefore only do one take.
Talk with confidence, attitude is key
One of the key aspects is to talk with confidence. Good tips for speaking (in public as well) can be found in Dale Carnegie’s book – the Art of Public Speaking. This is a matter of practice – so prepare well. Indeed you will not speak in public, but the main principles remain valid.
Also make sure you do not hesitate too much or fill gaps with awfully long errrh’s.
Speak with tonality
The tonality in your voice is a big indicator of how you are feeling. When you call somebody, you can often derive their general mood from the first word they say. Guess what.. during the video interview your own voice also says a lot about your emotion, and it is easily determined by speech to emotion software.
So make sure you talk with emotion. A good tip is to imagine you are talking to a good friend of yours.
Articulate you words well
Your speech will be converted in to text for further analysis. The analysis consists mainly of looking into how difficult the words are that you use, next to also looking into the correctness of your grammar.
So make sure you articulate well as to not confuse the analysis that happens on your speech.
Use their language
Use the language the company uses in their mission statement and values. Also try to mention their values in your answers and definitely use words with high emotion (look at this website to find out more).