I had mixed feelings about the whole idea of having a video interview. I found it odd, on the one hand it's nice that you can have an interview from the comfort of your own home ....IF off course you have a camera on your pc or laptop!... on the other hand my mind made me think that this was a blatant discriminating way to weed out the people that didn't " fit their criteria physically". As in if your face doesn't fit, then they won't take you on even if your full of valuable experiences that they as an organisation would benefit from... So, they want to see you first before inviting you down? Why?
Fair enough, this is a new age way to conduct interviews .... BUT the email she received was just plain weird!! they even go so far as to tell you where you can buy a camera if you haven't already got one.. ?!
If they want to judge people based upon their looks, the laptop cameras don't often do people any justice anyway, they would be better off seeing them in person and making their judgement that way. Which leads me to mention that it's funny how in retail they want you to look a certain way. Are you not just selling their products? How good do you need to look in actual fact? ... it's not as if your modelling. Very strange.
Check out the email she received below:
Thank you for applying for a position with Liberty. We have chosen to use Video Interviewing in our selection process which offers you the following benefits:
- The chance to bring your skills and attributes alive
- Really demonstrate why you're ideal for the job
- Demonstrate your communication skills in 'real-time'
All you need is:
- A webcam on your computer (if you don't own one, then take a look on Amazon for low cost and quick delivery).
- A laptop or computer (if you don't own one of these, then maybe a friend or your local internet cafe can help).
You will have the opportunity to respond to some short questions and explain why you are the best person for our role.
The best part - you can take this interview anywhere at a time that is convenient for you. The complete process will take no more than 15-20 minutes.
Click on the link below to see the interview details:
We will review applications as they arrive, so to improve your chances we encourage you complete this interview as soon as possible.The deadline for this interview is 6 July 2014 (GMT +0:00).
If you want to take your interview on an iOS device, such as an iPhone, iPod or iPad, click on the below link to download the video interview app. Once its downloaded, simply click on the link in this email to get started.
If you need any help with the interview, contact details are available when you click on the link. As always, just let us know if you have any questions.