You can gain more insight into your candidates in a fraction of the time by having candidates self-record video answers to your interview and screening questions. Whether you’re determining a candidate’s ability to present or hoping to check for a language fluency, Recruitee's video answers are a simple, seamless way to do it.

Important: Chrome will decline access to the camera when being accessed via HTTP. You can request to enable SSL (HTTPS) on your custom domain.

When you choose video answer as the format of a question in your application forms, we'll ask candidates to record their answers in a video. Recruitee will store that video, along with every other piece of candidate information, right in their candidate profile.

This way, multiple members of your team can review their responses – saving you time in the pre-screening phase and letting you get to know your candidates a little bit better, before you even meet them.

Note: there is no file limit size when candidates upload a video.

Adding video answers to your application form

Click the ‘Message’ drop-down menu at the top of your user list and select ‘Auto Message’ from there.

Navigate to the application form within one of your jobs and add a Video answer question-type in the screening questions section.

Write up a new question that you'd like the candidate to answer in video format – in the example above, we've used "What are the top three things most important to you in a job?" but feel free to get creative: You can ask candidates how they use a product you sell, why they want to work at your company, or maybe how they'd sell the company product back to you.

Answer time limits

Your next step is to set the duration for your video answer.

Note: Like all questions, you can opt to make the video response a requirement or not. Your candidates will have the opportunity to re-record their responses as many times as necessary before submitting.

Candidate experience

Candidates recording their videos will be able to choose the microphone and camera to use for recording by clicking the gear icon and selecting their preferred options.

What’s next? 

Check out how you can add video answers to your questionnaires to engage your candidates and get the answers you need.

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