ABOUT WORKPLACE VIDEOS
What is a job video?
A job video is a behind-the-scenes preview of the work and the people who do it. It's a "job post in motion" that allows candidates to see, rather than read about, a job. It should feel like an authentic preview, as well as a celebration of the job. It covers the dynamic and specific skills required of a particular job.
Who should be in a job video?
Candidates want to hear from the people closest to the work - someone who is in the job, and a supervisor!
What is an Employee Vignette?
Highlight the people who make your company successful and special. This short vignette-style video will introduce candidates to a potential colleague who embodies your values and shares a personal story of their career growth.
Filming Your Video
How can I prepare for filming?
Decide which type of video you'd like to film (job video, company culture vignette, employee vignette). Read through the guide below to see the types of questions you will go over, and your shot list. Identify 1-2 team members who you can interview on camera. Send them the video below so they know what to expect for filming!
Where should I film interviews?
Book a conference room, or set aside a quiet office where you can film interviews. We break down the complete planning process for you in the detailed field guide below.
What comes in a filming kit?
We send you everything you need to film your clips, including a tripod, mobile-friendly microphone and sassy new t-shirt. (Come on, you want to look cool while filming, don't you?). Your kit also comes with a step-by-step guide with everything from framing your shots, to running the interviews.
What is "b-roll?" How do I film it?
"B-roll" is the footage that really brings your workplace to life. These are in-action clips of people, places and faces that make up a job and company. We will overlay these clips with your interview to illustrate what the person on camera is describing and give visual appeal to your video. Your field guide has a specific shot list to help you plan what you want to capture. Check out this video about capturing great b-roll footage.
PREPARING YOUR TEAM
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How can I prepare my team?
Prior to filming, we'll send you an email template you can use to invite your teammates to be interviewed! Send them this short video that explains the filming process, and puts them at ease about appearing on camera.
Reassure them that there are no right or wrong answers - they are the EXPERTS! It should feel like an authentic and informational conversation. This may sound funny, but encourage your colleagues to talk to you as if you are their 11-year-old niece. Remember to drop the jargon and really break it down in simple terms that candidates will understand.
Who should be there during interviews?
The fewer observers, the better! We all might feel pressured if our boss, HR rep, and team were snacking on popcorn watching us film. Clear out the room! Typically one interviewer + one interviewee is the perfect combo to reduce nerves and any distracting noise that might come across on camera.
STEP-BY-STEP FIELD GUIDE
How do I film my video?
You're a hiring pioneer! But we promise to make it as easy as possible with our step-by-step field guide. It has everything you need to know to plan, film, and submit your footage.
You will receive a kit in the mail with a tripod, microphone and the guide for filming. In the meantime, you can see and download the guide right here!
On the day of filming, you will use your cell phone to capture 1-2 interviews with someone in the job, and a supervisor. After the interviews, you will take 5-10 clips of them working. Once you're finished, you submit your clips to Skill Scout to edit. The result is a 2-3 minute behind-the-scenes preview of the job.
When will I have my video?
Your video will be ready within 2-3 business days after you submit the footage to our team. We'll be in touch to let you know we received your clips!
Can I review and approve the video?
Of course! We provide a preliminary edit and incorporate your feedback into the final version. We'll share this through a private YouTube link. Once you're happy with the video, we will build it into your recruiting page.