Video interviews can be tricky and although we love meeting you all through the screen, we understand not everyone is used to this format.
Our ‘Dos’ and ‘Don’ts’ below outline how to make the most of the process, and how to improve your online interview skills. You can also find our insider tips about impressing us at interview, online or face-to-face, here.
Think about what might be considered appropriate for the role you’re applying to.
If you’re a morning person, don’t record your interview in the evening when you’re drained.
Bring these up naturally to show your insight.
In addition to well-structured and meaningful content.
Minimise background noise as best you can; soft furnishings help to absorb echoes.
The time given for each answer indicates the level of detail required in your response, so before answering, give thought to the structure of your response.
Use these tips to figure out how best to present your best self and your sparkling personality.
Be your authentic self and highlight why you’re the best person for the job.
This will be invaluable, and helps to clear your mind and give you focus.
It’s obvious and comes across as inauthentic.
No matter how minor you believe it to be.
Remember what you’ve said in response to previous questions, and make sure you are consistent throughout the interview.
Avoid dropping key words or phrases when they aren’t relevant. This can make you appear inauthentic.
Link them back to your own personal example and experience.
A short answer is better than an incoherent one.
If you have a problem, report it to your contact at the organisation. It’s better you highlight an issue than for it to impact your interview.
Some of the above will apply to face-to-face interviews too. We can’t tell you what questions you’ll be getting – our interviews aren’t regimented, that’s not very Aviva! But now you know the dos and don’ts, we can give you some insider knowledge about what we’re looking for in your answers, and what we expect generally…
If your answers relate to them in some way, we’ll be very happy. A quick reminder:
Lots of our questions are competency-based, so make sure you’re familiar with the competencies listed in the job advert. Explain how you’ve demonstrated them in other roles, or life in general.
There’s lots of chances to develop at Aviva, so make sure you’re clear about what direction you want to move in. We want to see you grow with us. We don’t expect you (or anyone!) to be perfect, so be honest when we ask you where you could improve.
For face-to-face interview, gather all the documents you’ll need for your pre-screening checks in plenty of time. Bring questions, too – this is a two-way process!
Again, if your interview is face-to-face, make sure you:
Here are some examples of the kind of questions we might ask: