What is One-Way Video Interviewing?

New to the concept of a one-way interview?

Let’s break it down so you can know what to expect.

A one-way interview (also known as “asynchronous interviews” or “on-demand interviewing”) consists of you answering a series of pre-recorded questions in your own time and in your own space. Unlike a traditional phone or video interview, one-way interviewing lacks the conventional conversation that you may be used to. Instead, you and every other candidate are given the same opportunity to answer identical questions, leveling the playing field for you to prove yourself to the hiring manager.

One-way interviewing is a great opportunity for you to separate yourself from the other candidates applying to a new job. 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! You get to determine the best time and place to conduct the interview, making it easier for you to interview on your terms, time and location.

Here’s what you need for your one-way interview:


– A Device with a Webcam
– Stable Internet Connection
– Google Chrome or Safari Browser

Before your interview, make sure to find a background that is plain (a door or wall works best) in a well-lit and quiet environment. You don’t want any distractions while you’re doing your interview!

Understanding the Video Interview

It’s good to know what you’re getting into. Let’s look at what you can expect from the Alcami one-way interview process.

You can practice. You’ll be able to watch and record an answer to a practice question. You can repeat this question as many times as you’d like before you start answering the real interview questions.

Be prepared. Just like with a normal phone or in-person interview, you should take the time to prepare prior to your one-way interview. Read through the job description, do some research on the company’s mission, and review your own resume before getting started.

Each question has a set time limit – the first one to prepare and gather your thoughts, and then a second time frame to record your answer. The time limit will be indicated at the beginning of each question.

If you have any problems during your interview, you can use the chat box to connect to a live support specialist to assist you. If you’re having technical issues and you haven’t started your interview, contact support via email at hello@alcamiinteractive.com.