How to create a video interview

All you need to know to create a new video interview

Written by Milla
Updated this week

You can create a new video interview on the Recright dashboard by clicking 'Create New'-button.

Interview form setup

Type in the interview title and location of the workplace. For remote positions, type in the location of your main office. The selected interview language determines which language the candidate receives the invitation message and the instructions for the interview.

Next step is to choose Open until - date and time zone. Open until- date is the deadline for the candidates to submit their video answers. If you do not select open until- date, the video interview remains open until it is closed manually. Usually five days enough for the candidates to record their answers. Please note that Monday is a better day for a deadline than Sunday.

You can also add the employer logo and background image which will be displayed in the invitation and in the video interview.

The next step is to choose which information you require from the candidates. Name and email address are always mandatory fields. If you wish to have additional information from the candidates, like phone number or city, you can make them as optional or required fields. Additionally, you can also ask for the candidates to submit a CV or to share a link to their websites, portfolios or social media account. This can be included as optional or required field as well.

You can add additional form fields to the form from the "Add a new form field" section. You can choose how the applicant answers the question (For example, whether it's a multiple choice, a selection, a short text answer, or a long text answer)."

How to add video interview questions

There are four different ways you can create the video interview questions:

  1. You can record the interview question on the spot

  2. You can upload an already existing video from your device by clicking “Upload”.

  3. You can select a video you’ve recorded previously from your video library. Simply choose the video you like by toggling the “Add” button and pressing “Add videos”.

  4. You can have the question as a plain text instead of a video

Recording the video on the spot

If you decide to record your questions on the spot, click "Click to record the question" and enter the video title. After this, click "Record" and the recording will start in three seconds. After recording your question, you can either save it, or record it again by clicking "Retake" or "Remove video". You can record the question as many times as you wish.

How many questions should I record?

We recommend to add 5-6 questions, including a 'Welcome'- video, 3-4 position specific questions, and a 'Thank you'- video. Don’t record too many questions to avoid the interview fatigue both for yourself and the candidate.

You can also add an Employer- video in the beginning of the interview, so your candidates can get to know your organisation.

What kind of questions to record?

In 'Welcome'- video, you can welcome the candidate to the video interview and present yourself. We recommend to provide instructions about the expected length of the video answers. The most popular length is approximately one minute answer per video, but as an interviewer, you can decide the desired length. Feel free to give other instructions and wish good luck for the video interview.

Remember that you can choose whether you want your interview questions to be answered or not by toggling the 'Question can be answered'- button. For example: if your welcome video does not include a question, turn the “Question can be answered”-button off. If you wish to change the order of the questions, choose “Reorder questions” above your interview questions and simply drag and drop them into the order you like.

You might finally want to thank the candidates for their answers and explain how the application process is going to progress. This way, the candidates will know that someone is going to contact them later.

Need more ideas? Check our Blog Post of "10 Video Interview Questions Ideas".

You can add, delete or organise videos until you've sent the first invitation. Remember to name the videos so that the candidates will remember which question they are answering.

After you have added all the questions, click save in order to proceed to the next phase which is inviting the candidates to the interview.

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