Shortlist.me video interview practice
Shortlist.me allows you to practice and perfect your interview skills whenever and wherever suits you. Shortlist.me recreates the video interview process that you may experience when applying for internships or graduate roles.
By visiting the marketplace, you will discover a variety of practice video interviews including employer accredited ones.
Video interviews are now being used by employers across a range of sectors as it increases flexibility for both the candidate and recruiter.
Knowing what is expected of you and how the technology works will help you combat nerves. It will boost your chances of giving confident, well-considered responses.
How does it work?
- Use your university email address to register for the specific interview you want to try, and you will be emailed then be emailed a link.
- Complete the practice interview at your leisure within the time period specified (usually five days)
- During a video interview, you will be presented with a succession of questions. Most of these questions will be competency or strengths based. Practice how to answer them in the time limit given within Shortlist.Me. Learn how to make the most of the pauses between questions. These skills will help you feel more relaxed and give coherent, thoughtful answers. Get it right and you will demonstrate what you have got to offer.
- After you complete each interview question, you will have an opportunity to watch your answer back and review your performance based on some suggested prompts. You can redo the question if you would like to try and improve on your answer.
- Once you've completed the full interview, you'll receive a link to review your performance again, along with some feedback on how fast you were speaking and which and how many filler words you used (um, er etc.)
- If you'd like to review this feedback with one of our team, or would like further support in preparing for an upcoming interview, why not book an appointment with one of our Placement Coordinators or Careers Consultants?
How do Video Interviews work, and what can you do to prepare?
- Doing your interview preparation and research as you would for an in-person interview is still just as important, but so too is getting used to presenting yourself effectively on camera. Because all eyes will, quite literally, be on you during a video interview, you need to ensure that you are familiar with the process.
We'd love to hear what you think about this new tool - please email us to share your feedback or suggestions for new interviews you'd like to see added. We will be updating the selection throughout the year, so be sure to check back regularly!
Good luck and happy interviewing!