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  • Hello there, my name is Richard McMunn from the interview training company PassMyInterview.com,

  • and in this tutorial, I'm going to teach you how to pass a VIDEO INTERVIEW. So, if you

  • have a video interview coming up, please do watch this from beginning to end, because

  • I promise to make sure you are the stand out candidate. Now, how am I going to do that?

  • Well, this is what I'm going to cover during this video interview training tutorial. I

  • will give you the video interview questions that you must prepare for. Please make sure

  • you prepare for the video interview questions that are going to come up during this tutorial.

  • I will also give you some important tips on what makes a strong answer. And I will also

  • give you example, suggested answers to the video interview questions that you have to

  • prepare for. I will also give you some more IMPORTANT TIPS to make you the standout candidate.

  • Basically, I want to make sure you PASS your video interview. And also, at the end of your

  • video interview, they will say to you: “Do you have any questions you would like to ask

  • me?” I will tell you the THREE QUESTIONS that you have to ask at the end of your video

  • interview. Now, before I do all of that... A very warm welcome to this video interview

  • training tutorial. My name is Richard McMunn. That's me there in the center. I've been helping

  • people for 20 years now to successfully pass their interviews and I always do that by giving

  • you top-scoring, unique answers you can't find anywhere else. Please do make sure you

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  • I'm uploading! I would also appreciate it if you gave the video a LIKE because that

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  • you. Also, please TELL ME THE NAME OF THE VIDEO INTERVIEW you have coming up in the

  • comments section below. I will then give you some more important tips to help you pass

  • your specific job video interview. OK, let's get into those video interview tips and the

  • questions and answers. Please take notes as I progress, because you are going to find

  • all of these hugely beneficial. Now, the first video interview question I want you to prepare

  • for is, why should we hire you? What makes you to stand out candidate Why should we hire

  • you? And my tip for answering this question is that the number one thing that will make

  • you the standout candidate? In the video interview, it is the QUALITIES you have that are a specific

  • match for the job you are applying for. Now, there are a number of brilliant qualities

  • to give. And these include professionalism, being somebody who is positive and enthusiastic,

  • you are great at working as part of a team, you can work under pressureand also this

  • is a very good one: You have a desire to continually learn, improve and develop. So, here is my

  • suggested answer to the video interview question Why should we hire you? Here we go. “I believe

  • you should hire me because, first and foremost, the QUALITIES I have built up over the years

  • are a strong match for the job description. I am PROFFESSIONAL, I am always POSITIVE & ENTHUSIASTIC,

  • I love WORKING AS PART OF A TEAM, I will THRIVE UNDER PRSSURE, and I always continually look

  • to IMPROVE AND DEVELOP in any role I undertake. I also believe you should hire me because

  • I have a level of COMMERCIAL AWARENESS that means I understand, that in order for your

  • business to be successful, people like me have to WORK HARD, CONSISTENTLY DELIVER and

  • also SUPPORT and HELP OTHERS in the team to meet the company goals.” What I like about

  • that answer is you are giving a number of reasons why they should hire you. You are

  • also showing a level of maturity and wisdom in the fact you are saying you understand

  • that in this role, you have to work hard for your company to be successful, but you are

  • also giving them those important qualities. That's a great answer to the video interview

  • question: Why should we hire you? Let's take a look at another one. Now, this is a difficult

  • video interview questionWhy did you leave your last job? This sometimes catches people

  • out. But make sure you prepare a brilliant answer to it. So my tip for answering this

  • video interview question is: the best reason to give, is that you want to EMBRACE A FRESH

  • CHALLENGE with a new and an exciting employer. Do not say this to the interview question,

  • why did you leave your last job? Don't say this at all. “I wanted to leave because

  • I felt the company wasn’t going in the right direction. Things felt flat there and everyone

  • was demotivated. I felt I was ready for a change to be honest, and this job looks very

  • appealing.” Now, on the surface, you might think, well, there's nothing really wrong

  • with that! But to a hiring manager listening to that, it is a negative answer. Because

  • if things are flat, they're going to require you and the other team members to lift things

  • up. Say this instead to the interview question, why did you leave your last job? “I wanted

  • to leave for the simple reason I was ready for a new and fresh challenge with an innovative

  • team, and organization, where my skills and qualities will be put to great use. My employer

  • was amazing, they were very supportive and I got on with everybody in the team. We achieved

  • some brilliant things whilst I was there, but it was time for me to move on so I can

  • grow and develop with a new employer.” That is a great answer, because it shows that you

  • are mature, you are intelligent, you are positive about your previous employer and work colleagues,

  • and there's a genuine reason why you want to move on! You know, you want a fresh and

  • new challenge, which is good for an organization. If people are moving on, then it means that

  • new people can come in and you can take your skills somewhere else and work for a different

  • company. That is a great answer to the video interview question: Why did you leave your

  • last job? Next video interview question I want you to prepare for: What's your greatest

  • weakness? This is a tough and common interview question. Now, this is one of those video

  • interview questions where you can fail the entire interview process. My tip for answering

  • this interview question is, avoid at all costs giving a weakness that is required as part

  • of the job. If you need to work as part of a team, don't say… “I would rather work

  • on my own. My weaknesses if I don't like to work with other people.” So, do not say

  • this for the what's your greatest weakness interview question? “I am pleased to say

  • I don’t have any weaknesses. I always carry out my work to a very high standard and I

  • pride myself on not making mistakes or having any flaws.” Now, you might say to me

  • Richard, that's a brilliant answer, because I don't have any weaknesses!”. But, the

  • truth is, we all have weaknesses. The strength is being able to spot the weakness and know

  • what to do to improve. So, in response to the interview question, what's your greatest

  • weakness, say this instead. This is a brilliant answer. “I don’t have many weaknesses;

  • however, I believe my greatest weakness is that I sometimes find it hard to ask other

  • people in the team for help or guidance if I need it. I believe this weakness is born

  • out of pride, and the fact I like to figure things out for myself. The truth is, I should

  • ask for help when it’s needed, as this will speed things up for me when I’m completing

  • tasks or projects. I am improving as a person, and my mindset is one that I do genuinely

  • want to continue to develop professionally.” That's a great answer to the tough interview

  • question: What's your greatest weakness? You have to give a weakness. Youve got to give

  • one. But the important thing is to say that you IDENTIFY and what you are doing to IMPROVE

  • upon that weakness. Next video interview question I want you to prepare for is: What are your

  • greatest strengths? What are your greatest strengths? Tip number one, give three STRENGTHS

  • that are a match for the job that you are applying for. Because then, when you give

  • those strengths, they will resonate positively with the interviewer and they will think

  • Well, those strengths are needed for this specific job.” And then this is a great

  • tipGive two additional strengths that are appealing to all hiring managers and employers.

  • And I'll tell you which two to give in a second. So in total, we are going to give FIVE STRENGTHS,

  • and you'll see that I do something with the answer right now that is quite clever. Here

  • we go. “My greatest strengths include my ability to PROVIDE EXCELLENT SERVICE. I understand

  • that without great service, your business cannot flourish. I can also WORK AS PART OF

  • A TEAM in a supportive manner to complete tasks on time. Another key strength is that

  • can WORK UNDER PRESSURE very well and I will always focus on the task in hand. In addition

  • to those three core strengths, I am also TRUSTWORTHY & LOYAL and I can be relied upon to WORK ALONE

  • UNSUPRVISED to carry out my work to a very high standard.” Now, what you'll notice

  • with the first three strengths, I give the strength, then I say WHY it's important. “One

  • of my strengths is my ability to PROVIDE GREAT SERVICE. I understand that without great service,

  • your business cannot flourish.” That's a clever way to demonstrate the strength you

  • have is a benefit to the interviewer! “I can also work as part of a team to complete

  • tasks on time.” So you know the importance of teamwork. And then your other strength

  • isworking under pressure. So you always focus solely on the task that needs to be

  • done. You block out any pressure. That's a great way to answer the question: What are

  • your greatest strengths? Next video interview question I want you to focus on, isWhy

  • do you want to work here? This is a difficult question, if we're honest. It's a difficult

  • one because most people apply for a job because of the job, not because of the organization,

  • but they want to know what will why do you want to work for us? What has attracted you

  • to our organization? A good tip is to show that you've conducted some RESEARCH. Visit

  • their website and have a look for some positive news stories. Go on the ABOUT US section of

  • their website, or have a look at their LATEST NEWS SECTION and just pick one thing that

  • has attracted you to them. And then also, this is a brilliant tip that nobody else would

  • do: go to the website Glassdoor.com and see what other employees are saying what it's

  • like to work for that company. Now, on GlassDoor.com, current and previous employees can review

  • a companyso they can list PROS and CONS. My advice is to focus on the PROS only. Let

  • me give you a quick example. Let's say, for argument's sake, you were applying to work

  • for McDonald's. So, if we go to GlassDoor.com, this person, who is a current employee, has

  • listed some pros and cons. The pros are proper sound staff, great discount, great breaks

  • and good managers. So, I would just pick out the ones that would be appealing, you know,

  • GOOD STAFF and also GOOD MANAGERS. And I would say: “My research showed me that you are

  • a company that has a great team and highly supportive managers. Therefore, I will be

  • happy in my role and I'll be able to grow and develop professionally.” So, they may

  • say… “Where dis you get that information from?” Say… “Well, I went on GlassDoor.com

  • and I looked at what current and previous employees are saying.” Here is my suggested

  • answer to the video interview question: Why do you want to work here? “When I first

  • saw this position advertised, I conducted some research in regard to the products and

  • services you provide, and also what other employees were saying what it is like to work

  • for you. It quickly became apparent during my research that your customers love your

  • products, and that tells me you are a company that puts your customers at the forefront

  • of everything you do. It also became clear that people who currently work for you, enjoy

  • working here as part of a team, and their manager’s obviously support them to be able

  • to grow and develop in their role. Those are the two main reasons why I would like to work

  • for your companyThat's a great answer! It shows that you've carried out some research

  • and therefore you are more likely to stay with their company for a long period of time.

  • Let me now give you some VIDEO INTERVIEW TIPS before I go onto some more interview questions.

  • I'm going to give you seven important video interview tips. And this is all about preparing

  • for a video interview, and also the questions that you should ask at the end. Video interview

  • tip number one: make sure you still WEAR A FORMAL, SMART OUTFIT for the video interview.

  • People say to me… “Richard, what should I wear for a video interview?” And I always

  • saystill wear a formal small outfit! A lot of people don't because they think, well,

  • I'm going to be in my home environment or an office environment. I don't really need

  • to wear anything smart. But you do! This shows that you have prepared well and you are professional.

  • Still wear a formal small outfit. But remember, you're going to be on camera, so avoid bright

  • colors. Because that might be annoying to the interviewer on the screen. So just wear

  • conservative colors: maybe blue, black or grey, but still wear a smart formal outfit.

  • Very important. Video interview tip number two: choose a quiet location where you will

  • not be disturbed from others or noise. Think about it. Where are you going to have the

  • video interview? Make sure it's in a quiet location. So don't sit in your car, on your

  • phone, holding your phone whilst it's rattling. And then there’s other cars driving past!

  • That's not good. That's not professional. And also, make sure the LIGHTING IS GOOD in