If you’ve found Shine, it’s likely you’re about to embark on a video interview!

Good luck, and feel free to get some useful tips from places like our blog and social media sites.

At first, video interviewing can seem daunting – but here are just a few of it’s many candidate benefits:

  • There’s no need to take time off from your existing role – you can record your interview in your own time
  • No travel required for the first stage of the interviewing process
  • It allows you to see the company’s culture, especially if they provide an intro video
  • Opportunity to rehearse prior to starting the interview
  • Record each question at a time
  • You get to create a personal statement
  • It’s a fairer process – all candidates at this stage get asked the same questions as you and have the same amount of time to answer
  • You can record your interview from your smartphone, tablet, laptop, or computer! (As long as it has a webcam of course)


of candidates surveyed would be happy to complete another video interview in the future!


of candidates surveyed said they had a “very positive” opinion of the company they applied for before completing the video interview. This changed to…


after having completed their video interview! 24% also responded “positive”.

Still not convinced? Here’s a little bit of our candidate feedback…

“Positive and enjoyable”

“The process was even better than I expected. Easy and helpful.”

“I soon relaxed after the first question and I was quite comfortable with this new method of interviewing.”

“It was well structured, engaging with different individuals asking each questions via video and a good introduction with hints and tips”

“Very user friendly”

“I was able to feel more relaxed due to being able to complete the interview in a quiet space in my own home”

Keep an eye on our blog for useful candidate insights!

9 Tips to Nail a Video Interview

If you’re about to take an online video interview yourself, and wondering what to expect, or a recruiter who wants to provide the best tips and preparation material for your candidates, these 9 top tips are a must read.

Video Interview Do’s and Don’ts

Got your first ever video interview coming up? Never applied for a job this way and feeling nervous about your recording? Have no fear – we know what employers are looking for in a top quality video interview, and we know plenty of tips and tricks to help you make the cut.

A Graduates Guide to Video Interviewing

It is becoming more and more common for employers to ask you to complete a video interview, and the last thing you need is another thing to be nervous about. This guide will help you feel comfortable doing a video interview and hopefully get the job!

With Shine, you can stand out from the crowd much more than you could with a normal CV or application! It’s time to embrace video.