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recorded video "interview"

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 24, 2013 5:51 pm

I applied for an in house 2L summer internship, and was invited to do a recorded video "interview":

"In this recorded video interview you will respond to job specific questions from [Company]. Other candidates applying for the position will answer the same questions. After you finish, we will review your responses and contact you regarding next steps."

So, there's no one on the other end. I can record it anytime within the next week or so. Anyone ever do one of these? Do I treat it as a normal interview, or do my best Elle Woods impression? It sounds TTT.

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Re: recorded video "interview"

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 24, 2013 6:02 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I applied for an in house 2L summer internship, and was invited to do a recorded video "interview":

"In this recorded video interview you will respond to job specific questions from [Company]. Other candidates applying for the position will answer the same questions. After you finish, we will review your responses and contact you regarding next steps."

So, there's no one on the other end. I can record it anytime within the next week or so. Anyone ever do one of these? Do I treat it as a normal interview, or do my best Elle Woods impression? It sounds TTT.


Not sure if there is a real question here... Take it seriously if you want the job. Sounds like they are farming out the screener expense to you, the candidate.

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Re: recorded video "interview"

Postby dixiecupdrinking » Thu Oct 24, 2013 7:24 pm

Think of it like a cover letter that you have to put on a tie for.

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Re: recorded video "interview"

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Oct 25, 2013 7:32 am

Anonymous User wrote:I applied for an in house 2L summer internship, and was invited to do a recorded video "interview":

"In this recorded video interview you will respond to job specific questions from [Company]. Other candidates applying for the position will answer the same questions. After you finish, we will review your responses and contact you regarding next steps."

So, there's no one on the other end. I can record it anytime within the next week or so. Anyone ever do one of these? Do I treat it as a normal interview, or do my best Elle Woods impression? It sounds TTT.


I just did this interview, and it's not that bad. The questions are generic but what you would expect from a screener (i.e. why this company, how does your background fit this job, etc.). I did get the vibe from the company that they want to see personality/uniqueness but not Elle Woods video interview style, so I treated it as a normal interview. I would prepare a little outline to glance at in the 30 seconds you get to prepare for each question.

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Re: recorded video "interview"

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Oct 25, 2013 8:58 am

Which company?




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