A One-Way interview consists of you answering a series of pre-recorded questions using your Webcam in your own time and in your own space. This is a great opportunity for you to separate yourself from the other candidates applying for the position. It's a chance for you to put your best foot forward and show what makes you right for the job. Plus, it's super convenient!



The whole interview takes approximately 15 minutes

You will have the chance to watch and record an answer to a Practice Question. You can repeat this as many times as you like before you move to the Interview Questions.

Each Question is given a set time limit to first prepare and then to answer the question. This will be indicated at the beginning of each Question.

You can take a break between questions. However, you cannot pause or re-record your video answer.

Frequently asked questions

  • Does an on-demand video interview replace a face to face interview?

    Alcami Interactive is primarily used for first round interviewing and screening. By using Alcami Interactive, you have the opportunity to make a more personal impression on the entire interviewing panel at an early stage. This may speed up the process for you to get to the next stage.

  • How secure is a video interview and who can review it?

    The Alcami Interactive application is designed with strict privacy compliance and security measures to protect both candidates and the company. A candidate's video interview can only be reviewed by the selected hiring team of the organisation that the job relates to. Your privacy is important to us and if you would like to find out more, please read our privacy policy

  • Do I have to download software to take the video interview?

    No, Alcami Interactive is a secure, browser-based application that does not require any software to be downloaded.

  • What will I need to use Alcami Interactive?

    • A computer with a webcam
    • Internet connection, preferably broadband
    • Internet browser: Chrome.

  • What should I wear for my video job interview?

    You should dress as you would for a face-to-face interview. If you are unsure about what is appropriate, it is better to be slightly more formal than informal.

    You will have the opportunity to see how you appear on the video screen before you record your video interview.

  • What happens if I don’t want to take a video interview?

    As a candidate, the invitation you receive to take your video job interview will be from the employer you have applied to. It's good news for you if you have been invited, as it means that the employer is interested in pursuing your application. The video interview responses that you record are secure and can only be viewed by the employer.

    Bear in mind that other selected applicants will go through the same online job interview process as you, and once the video interviews are completed, the employer reviews and assesses the candidates for final selection. Video interviewing ensure fairness as all candidates for a particular job are given the same set of questions with the same amount of time allocated for each answer. This is your opportunity to 'showcase' yourself and let the employer know who you really are. If your application is only supported by your CV, you may miss out on a face-to-face interview later on

  • What if I’ve never used a webcam or maybe don’t have one?

    Most laptops these days have built-in webcams which you may or not even be aware of. If you have never used the webcam facility, the Alcami Interactive system automatically detects whether a webcam is connected to a computer and enables the user to check video and sound quality. It's a very easy process and you don't have to be technical!

    If there is no webcam on your computer system, a webcam can be purchased via at many online retailers for under $30 and typically can be delivered within 24-48 hours.