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Why you should be prepping for video interviews as a student.

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My eldest is about to finish his studies in Swansea Uni in Wales so I have been looking into the way the recruitment market has changed in respect to the way employers and potential employees are interacting the universities themselves are training people leaving like my son to do the best they can with this new technology.

When you start at university there is a lot of stock put in the fact that you should be preparing for your career after your course, but there is very little help given to you in preparing for how you should be planning your career out and how to interview for the positions that you want to gain.

Lecturers will tell you things such as, you will be able to apply for this or that position, expect a salary in between x and y. but do they tell you that your first interview will probably be a video interview ?

How about as a lecturer how do you prepare your students for the possibility of having a video interview, do you know how they work, could you help a student prepare for it?

As an academic business you should be prepping your students as best you can for the new video interview landscape that is emerging.


If universities can offer a fully well rounded service to their potential alumni then they will attract more applicants in future and also be seen as a responsible place to further someone’s degree:

Students returning for a further degree

A large proportion of students tend to want to further their study with PHD’s and MD’s (Masters Degree) if the universities have prepared them then they would be more willing to go back to what is seen as a supportive school.

Suggesting new students go to the university

As with any business the best way to get referrals is word of mouth, if your alumni have a great experience, not just with the SU or the clubs, but also the exit process they will get a better referral from the students that leave

Businesses that will look for this university specifically

If the university trains their alumni in regards to interviewing and talking skills, then businesses will be more likely to look for those schools when they are sorting candidates because they know that those candidates may well already hit some of the criteria required for the position, due to the exit training and skills that they gain


There are over 30 video interview providers on the first page of google and as with all of these things you need to select a provider that will give you everything that you need (or as close to it as possible) employertube is one of those services, as they offer everything from off the shelf to fully bespoke custom solutions to their clients.

Customisable interview brands

They allows you as a university to generate multiple branded environments that you can customise to fit for the interview style you are training

Question Library

This allows the tutor to select from a multitude of sets of questions that they can tailor to fit the specific interview style that they are training on

Email invitations

Just like a genuine interview the tutors can upload a list of interviews in CSV format that can then be sent out to a single or multiple student at the click of a button

Interview review

The students and tutors are able to go over the interview itself and review for good points and points that will need to be worked on, this not only gives the student the tutors view but they can identify issues where they may feel like they need more work

Bespoke integrations

These systems understand that not all universities are the same and make a point of being able to build bespoke integrations that will match the needs of the universities, but this can also go further.

Not only for training students, but also for integrating it in to the recruitment process for all the faculty staff that the university may need to hire as well.

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