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SaluteMyJob partners with HireVue to help ex-military personnel stand out in a job interview

Helping veterans and members of the Armed Forces community to secure the right employment opportunities, this partnership with HireVue furnishes jobseekers with the tools they need to succeed at the interview stage.

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It is becoming more and more common for companies to use video interviewing technology to screen job applicants and narrow down the pool of candidates to invite for the next stage of the recruitment process. Typically, military personnel come out of the Armed Forces never having experienced a virtual video interview, which puts them at a distinct disadvantage.

Giving Serving and former military personnel and their families a fighting chance in the civilian recruitment process, SaluteMyJob has partnered with international interview technology developers HireVue to provide the Armed Forces community with the resources they need to familiarise themselves with virtual interviews. These resources include a couple of free mock video interviews developed exclusively for the Armed Forces community and a personality assessment tool, which enables job seekers to determine which roles they might be best suited to.

Designed to help build interview skills and confidence, the mock interviews allow individuals to practice interviewing and to play-back and review their performance to ensure that they are prepared and ready for the main event.

“We’re proud to be partnering with SaluteMyJob to improve employment opportunities for veterans in the UK,” said Kevin Parker, Chairman and CEO of HireVue. “Technology should not be a barrier to re-entering the workforce and candidates will be able to build confidence in answering video interview questions and trialling the virtual interview technology now used in the recruitment processes of many large organisations.” 

Commenting on this new partnership, SaluteMyJob’s Managing Director, Andrew Jackson added:

“This partnership with HireVue is invaluable in our mission to ensure ex-Servicemen and women are in a position to access the opportunities available to them when they leave the Armed Forces and take the right steps on their journeys into employment.” 

What is a video interview and how does it work?

In much the same way as a face-to-face interview, a video interview will follow a question and answer format so that the interviewer can learn more about you, your skills and competencies and how you can add value to their company. What makes interview technology different is that the questions will be pre-programmed – presented in either written or in video form – and the interviewee will have up to three minutes in which to record an answer. Most interviews will include five to eight questions. Learn everything you need to know about video interview technology in our guide.

How video interview practice can benefit the armed forces community 

No matter whether you have spent four years, 10 years or over 20 years in the Armed Forces it’s likely you won’t have attended many job interviews. This simple fact puts many ex-military candidates at a distinct disadvantage when it comes to applying for a civilian job.

Thanks to Hirevue former and Serving military personnel and their families can now practice and perfect their interview technique using our mock interviews. These mock interviews give jobseekers the opportunity not only to familiarise themselves with video interview technology but also to rehearse and fine tune their interviewing skills so that they can clearly convey their skills, abilities and experience at the big event.

  • Build confidence

Practice makes confidence. With our interview practice tool, you can practice online anytime, anywhere.

  • Refine your interview technique 

Improve and hone your interview technique by reviewing recordings of your performance.

  • Learn how to showcase your talents

Run through interview questions that have been specially designed to help ex-military personnel to understand how to present their skills at the interview stage.

Find out more here.

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