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How to Ace HireVue Interviews

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What are HireVue Assessments?

HireVue games are designed specifically to assess psychological traits and cognitive skills that are relevant in the workplace and related to high performance at work. HireVue Game-Based Assessments make it clear to candidates competencies related to the position. The experience and hiring process is more fun, more fair, and faster. The HireVue Assessment include Video-Based Assessment and Game-Based Assessment. Companies such as PWC, Deloitte, Citi, KPMG, JP Morgan, Unilever, Accenture and e-on use game assessments.

How to prepare for HireVue Assessments?

  1. Research a lot

Research as much as you can about the responsibilities of the job to which you’re applying and the culture of the company overall. This can be potential type of research:

  • Googling as much as you can. Through websites and social media. Make sure you understand the company culture, Who You’ll Be Working Under, the Company’s Product/Services
  • Ask your network, coach and mentor. This could increase your chances to ace the interview because the blind spots are pretty much solved. 
  • Read a book. Excellent books can help you handle the interview better. 
  1. Rehearse & Practice
  • Practice answering the most common interview questions.
  • Familiarize yourself with your industries most recent changes, innovations, news, etc.
  • Record yourself on a computer or phone video capture app answering mock questions. 

Do's and Don'ts During the Interview

Physical Preparation

  1. Maintain eye contact in front of the camera as if you’re speaking face-to-face with a person.
  2. Make sure to enunciate your words and try not to stutter or have long pauses
  3. Don’t forget to keep it natural
  4. For banking interviews, dress appropriately

 

Video Interview Assessment 

  • Know your role
  • Identify the skill or quality being assessed
  • Understand the mechanism
  • Consider the context

Example:

What tools or habits do you use to keep organised?

How do you manage your stress?

Tell us about your ideal work environment or organisational culture?

 

Past Behaviour Questions

  • Review major projects you’ve worked on.
  • Revisit previous job performance reviews.
  • Make a list of your professional accomplishments.
  • Use the STAR method to structure your response
  • Be open and honest in your answer.
  • Practice your interview responses aloud.
  • Keep your answers under two minutes

Example:

Tell us about your experience managing a project start to finish and the outcome.

Tell us about a time when you had to balance multiple priorities. Please give an example that demonstrated how you navigated completing work priorities to attain the best result.

Describe a work scenario in which you were faced with competing priorities. How did you juggle them all and still meet everyone’s expectations

 

Scenario-based simulations

  • Fit your answer to the role
  • Breathe and visualize
  • Use STAR format
  • Prepare for good details

Example:

How would you respond to an angry customer and you would be prompted to respond by recording an answer on video as if you were addressing that customer.

 

Game Assessment

In a game-based assessment, you’ll play a series of short games. Each game takes approximately 3 minutes to complete and comes with its own instructions. Some of the games may remind you of “brain-teaser” type games.

  • Before playing each game, check which cognitive skills are being assessed.
  • Remember that many data points are collected in any game-based assessment. You need to collect as many assessment points as possible.
  • Follow the instructions carefully.
  • Get into a focussed mindset.
  • Ensure your environment as quiet and disturbance-free as possible

Example:

Would you rather choose: $19.00 now or $25.00 in 53 days?

Tell us about a time when you had to balance multiple priorities. Please give an example that demonstrated how you navigated completing work priorities to attain the best result.

Describe a work scenario in which you were faced with competing priorities. How did you juggle them all and still meet everyone’s expectations

Questions to Prepare for

Why are you applying for this position?
Why do you think you are the right candidate for this position?
What current events are you following at the moment? Why are they interesting?
What efforts do you make to keep abreast of financial markets and business news?
Why do you want to work for our company?
Why are you looking for a new role in our company?
What were your top responsibilities at your current/previous position?
What are your three main weaknesses?
How will you use your background and skills to succeed in this role?
What makes this position a good fit for you at this point in your career?
What are three key strengths that you possess?
What do you enjoy about working in customer service? What do you dislike or find challenging?
Tell us about a situation when you were unable to help a customer with their problem – what was the issue and how did you handle it?
What tools or habits do you use to keep organized?
How do you manage your stress?
Tell us about your ideal work environment or organizational culture.
Tell me about your ideal work environment? (Feel free to include aspects such as relationship with supervisor, style, culture, pace, degree of independence/collaboration, etc.
The salary range for this position is $XX,XXX to $XX,XXX. If hired, would this be acceptable to you?
Your skills and experience may be reasonable fit for the needs of this job. That is also true of numerous other candidates. What else can you tell us about yourself—work related or not—that might put your candidacy over the top, if we are talking to other candidates with similar skillsets?
How did you deal with a difficult co-worker in your previous work experiences?
How did you handle a drastic change in role to achieve a goal?
Do you have an expertise or unique experience that can benefit our team?
What is the most important leadership experience you have? And why?
What relevant skills have you gained from your past work or internship that are easily transferable and directly beneficial to the new role you’re applying for?
Tell us how your experience and training have prepared you for this position.
What circumstances led you to apply for this position?
What would you miss most/least about your current job?
Tell us about your experience managing a project start to finish and the outcome.
Tell us about a time when you had to balance multiple priorities. Please give an example that demonstrated how you navigated completing work priorities to attain the best result.
Describe a work scenario in which you were faced with competing priorities. How did you juggle them all and still meet everyone’s expectations
Describe a high-pressure situation (either within a work setting, or beyond) that you were put in unexpectedly. How did you adjust and still create a successful outcome?
Tell us about a time you were most creative.
Tell us about a mistake you’ve made on the job and what you learned from it.
Describe a time when you’ve worked on a team project. What was the outcome?
In this role, you will have access to confidential information. Tell us about a work role or situation in which you’ve had to practice a high level of discretion, diplomacy, or tact.
Describe a project where you had to collaborate with individuals on your own team and with those outside your department and how you interacted with and balanced the interests of the different individuals to complete the project.
Tell us about the toughest negotiation you’ve been a part of. What was your role in that negotiation?
Give us your understanding of our organization
Explain your approach to completing multiple assignments in a work day.

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