INTERVIEW READY VIDEO

This video interview is intended to highlight the candidate's personality, character, style and brand, and help bridge the gap between the profile, the resume and the interview.

While the resume provides the textual details of the candiate's career, the Interview Ready Video (IRV), highlights the actual candidate describing themselves in their own words. One gets a much better sense of who the the candidate is, than just text alone can provide.

As a job seeker this additional tool can help get you to the actual personal interview much faster.

As an employer, viewing this IRV allows you to pre-screen potential candidates so as not to waste valuable resources with unnecessary interviews.

With a completed Profile, a professional Resume and an IRV,

you are now an Interview Ready Candidate.

Tips for a creating a Successful video

Companies hiring at all levels, from entry-level to experienced professionals, are more comfortable using technology and video interviewing is becoming the next step in the online recruiting process for many recruiters and employers.

For the job seeker though, it can be a little uncomfortable, speaking alone in front of a camera and microphone, even for those who are familiar with technology and use it on a regular basis.

Please keep in mind that this IRV will be a little different than an in-person interview as there isn't someone in front of you asking questions. Be reminded that this is not to be a video rendition of your resume but a presentation illustrating you, your highlights, personality and brand, so you will require planning, scripting and rehearsal.

This IRV can not only help to move you forward in the engagement process, but can carry as much weight as an actual in-person interview, so you will want to make sure that you're well presented.

Advance Planning

Although this IRV should only be about 60 seconds (use a silent timer), it is of utmost importance that it be well planned and executed. You must remember that this is about you and your brand.

In planning for the IRV:

Make sure your script is well written uses proper language.

Dress professionally and wear the same interview attire you would for an in-person interview.

Your room should be quiet with no distractions like children, pets or shuffling papers..

During the Video recording:

Make sure that you speak naturally and enunciate well.

Make eye contact with the camera or the camera might be focused on the top of your head.

What Employers Expect to see on your video

Recruiters and hiring managers want to know you can be a good 'fit' for their organization. "Fit" encompasses many variables determined by the recruiters and hiring managers, but can encompass things like personality, clarity, personal comfort. You have no control over their measurment of "fit", so just be natural.

It will be important to portray yourself as the professional you are. This video is about you, your personality and your brand and NOT a one hour presentation of your resume.

Videos are a great way to stand out from the other applicants who have only their paper applications or online text resumes and the best videos get forwarded and replayed many times.

Have a resume and application ready. Video can get your foot in the door, but standard materials still get used at some point in the process to highlight your experience and career. Make sure that what you say in the video is congruent with your resume.

Video is the fastest way for potential employers to screen seekers than traditional applications, so don't give them a reason to delete yours.

 To create your Interview ready video please contact Michael Morris at info@mentern.com