Written by Margie Bogenschutz, Senior Director of Undergraduate Career Management and Recruitment
Most companies are now relying on using video interviews as part of their recruiting process. While, for the most part, the video interview has not yet totally replaced an on-campus or in-person interview, it is seen as an effective and efficient way for employers to do initial or secondary screenings.
There are different types of video interviews. Some companies use a vendor, such as Hire Vue or Spark Hire. These systems have students log in and then record answers to questions that are posted on the screen. In many cases, students can practice their answer before they hit record. Usually you cannot have a “do-over” once you record your answer. Other companies use Skype or WebEx so that the student can see the interviewer and respond to questions they ask – similar to having a Skype or FaceTime conversation with a friend.
In either case, the best way to be successful at the video interviews is to BE PREPARED and to PRACTICE! The Office of Career Management developed an optional QUIC Module – #6 – that gives you a lot of good information about how to prepare for a video interview. Even if you are already QUIC, you can still access the QUIC Modules on your Carmen site. Simply go to Module 6 and review the tips provided. When you finish reading the module, you can upload two videos of you answering two interview questions. A staff member will provide feedback to you about your video interviewing within two business days. This is a great way to practice and get some feedback – both important steps along the path of becoming a great video interviewer!
Jamie Mathews-Mead is the Senior Director of Graduate Career Management in the Office of Career Management. She has worked in the OCM for 23 years. Her favorite part about her role is having the opportunity to coach, guide, and support students and to be a part of their career journeys as students and alumni. Outside of the office, Jamie enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, and doing Zumba 4-5 times a week.
Do what you love…
With all the love in the air this week due to Valentine’s Day, it seemed only fitting for the Office of Career Management to remind students that it IS possible to do what you love. For some, this may come in the form of an internship or job or landing an opportunity at your “dream” company, but others may do what they love through hobbies, involvement, or community service. Whether you’re exploring careers in business or looking to add an activity to your resume, our Career Management team would love to meet with you! Schedule an appointment to come and talk with us or stop by and see a peer career coach during walk-in hours for a resume or LinkedIn review!
Written by Director of Undergraduate Career Consultation & Programs, Sarah Steenrod
Emma Goold is the Recruiting Coordinator Graduate Assistant in the Office of Career Management and second-year Master of Human Resource Management student at the Fisher College of Business. She has held this role for the last year-and-a-half. Her favorite part about working in the OCM is working towards the goal of being every employer’s favorite place to recruit. Emma’s first job was delivering newspapers in her neighborhood once a week in the fifth grade. Her favorite spot on Ohio State’s campus is the South Oval and Mirror Lake. Outside of the office, she enjoys cooking, reading, and exploring Columbus. If Emma could be anything in the world, she would be a food critic. You might be surprised to know that Emma can scuba dive! Her advice for Fisher undergraduate business students is, “become QUIC early! Don’t wait until the last second before a career fair!”