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Has anyone been asked to record yourself answering questions as part of the interview process? I applied for a job at Illumina, and their HR sent an email saying the first interview will be a video where I will be asked questions by a software program (not by a real life person) and the video will be recorded then forwarded to the Hiring Manager and others. Seems weird, right? Has anyone else done this?? If so, any advice is greatly appreciated.

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Chick-fil-a does that for their in house roles. It was a major red flag for me and made me decide against applying. Generally, I like there to be a degree of equity between the company and the potential employee. Companies that are asking candidates to do far more than they are willing to put in (e.g. lengthy assignments or writing assessments) tells me they do not properly value your time and that might continue once you become an employee. Or that the role is the wrong level for what I am looking for and they are looking for the "young and hungry" I will do anything for a job kind of candidates.

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Thanks for the insight. This is really helpful.

Yes, it is weird and awkward

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Wow this seems crazy. But I’d probably dress up as a pirate and comply.

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If a company is this lazy and staffed by HR that deems itself so self-important, it doesn’t really speak well to the future.

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I’ve been asked to do this twice and both times I passed

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Personally I’m more comfortable asking salary early on at this point. But since I’m currently looking at either pretty high level or first legal hire roles, I want to know pretty early on whether I’ll be able to hire more of a team or if they see this as a legal dept of 1, who the role will report to, management responsibilities, and I also want to get an idea of how covid has been handled

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It's weird but in my experience is just softball like corporate questions

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They throw AI at it to let the software decide if you can move forward. You should hope it’s an IL based company that isn’t following the law.

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Some placement companies do this. Last company I worked at, when we failed to find right person through company listing, we ended up using a placement company which sent these videos of candidates. At the end of the day it was just another data point and maybe used to screen for the interview by the hiring team (at least that’s how we used it)

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Throwing out an answer opposite to most of the ones above. I had to do this as a screening interview. Everyone at corporate in my company has to do it, not just the legal department. There were 3 generic questions, and I had I think 3 minutes to respond to each. I could re-record my answer as many times as I wanted, I just couldn’t go back once I had moved on. I’ve been in my role for over a year now and love it. Was it weird to do? Yes. But it didn’t take much time, and it was a generic company policy. It’s basically the same exact thing as a screening call with HR (or in your case the manager). I still had regular interviews with the hiring manager and others with plenty of time to ask questions and get a feel for the team and culture. It’s really not a big deal and is pretty simple (assuming there are additional, face to face) interviews.

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Super helpful. Thank you.

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Super sketch

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Generally I’ve seen this with large organizations that has extremely high hiring volume for non-legal roles and their internal recruiters simply make all candidates go through the same process. In my opinion it’s not smart for legal or high level executive recruiting but understandable for other roles where the mere act of committing time to recording and the process weeds out tons of not 100% interested candidates.

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I did this a couple of years back, I think it was for Amex. I had my airpod in and had my friend on the phone and we did the interview together. I’d read the question prompt out loud so he would hear it and then there was like a minute before it would start recording so he’d throw out some suggestions for what to mention. It was a weird process, I’m glad I had my friend with me.

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Thanks for the tip!

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I haven’t experienced this but I have friends in tech who recently have for non-legal roles.

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