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How can I record video interviews as part of my job applications?
How can I record video interviews as part of my job applications?

Learn how to record video interviews for jobs that require them as part of the application process.

Written by Julie Freeman
Updated over a week ago


What are video interviews on Coople?

Certain temporary and permanent jobs may require you to submit video recordings of yourself as part of the application process. These are usually short clips of around one minute in which you answer questions, just like in an in-person interview. They’re a great way to stand out among other applicants and allow you to show your personality - making it easier for hiring managers to determine whether you’d be a good fit for the role.

Not all jobs will require this, but if they do, it’s a mandatory part of the application process that you can’t opt out of.

How to record video interviews on desktop

Accessing the interview

If you’ve been invited to submit a video interview as part of your application for a job, you will receive an email with a link to access it.

  1. Open the link and log in to your desktop worker web experience with your account details.

  2. Navigate to Jobs and find the respective application - there will be a dot to indicate an update.

  3. Open the job details and access the video interview part.

  4. Before you start recording, make sure to enable access to your camera and microphone settings and check that your operating system and browser are supported (read instructions below in this article).

Answering questions

Each question requires a separate video that can be up to 1 minute long (there is a timer). You can view all questions before you start recording.

If you are ready to record your answer:

  1. Click Start recording.

  2. Click Stop when you’re done.

  3. You can watch your finished recording and restart if you’re not happy with it. Remember to do this before clicking on the next question - once you proceed to the next question, you won’t be able to re-record the last one.

  4. After answering all questions, you’ll see a preview of your recorded videos. Please note: If you would like to re-record a video at the end of the process, all previous videos will be deleted and you’ll have to start from the beginning.

  5. Once you’re ready, click Submit.

Deleting answers

Once you’ve submitted your video interview, you can go back and re-record or delete your answers at any time, even if you’ve already moved on to the next stage of the application process. However, if you’d like to do this, all videos will be deleted and you must start the recording process over for all questions.

However, if you delete your videos in an active application and don’t re-record the answers, your application will be incomplete and will not move to the next stage as the video interview is mandatory. Also, please note that if you delete a video recording, you will not be able to access it again in the future.

Enabling camera and microphone access

  1. When you click Start recording, a pop-up might appear on your screen, asking you to allow camera and microphone access.

  2. Click Allow.

  3. If you click Deny by mistake, click the lock icon in the URL bar and enable both the microphone and camera.

  4. You do not need to refresh your browser to continue.

Supported operating systems (OS) and browsers

Mac (iMac / Macbook / Air)

Google Chrome - Version 90 upwards (Recommended)

Mozilla Firefox - Version 87 upwards

Microsoft Edge - Version 91 upwards

Opera - Version 73 upwards

Windows (Desktop and Laptop PC)

Google Chrome - Version 90 upwards (Recommended)

Mozilla Firefox - Version 87 upwards

Microsoft Edge - Version 91 upwards

Opera - Version 73 upwards

Troubleshooting - common issues

If you’re having trouble accessing the video interview or recording videos, please make sure to check the following things first.

  1. Check if your browser and device are supported.

  2. Check if you’re using the latest version of your browser.

  3. Close all other browser tabs and any open applications, click Refresh, then try the interview again.

  4. Turn your device off completely, and then back on again.

  5. Unplug any external webcams or microphones, wait 5 seconds, and then plug them in again.

  6. If you are using a VPN, please disable it temporarily.

  7. Check your internet connection and ensure your minimum upload and download speed is 5Mbps (you can test this here).

  8. Try using your browser in Incognito mode.

If you’ve ensured all of the above steps are working and you’re still having issues, please reach out to us via

Tips for a successful interview

Your video interviews are a great way to shine and strengthen your application for a job. Try to put your best foot forward to make a lasting impression and convince the hiring manager that you’re a great candidate. Here are some tips to help you submit a great video interview:

High-quality content

If possible, ensure your video and sound are of high quality. Adjust the lighting in your space so that you’re fully visible and check that your voice is being recorded properly.

Know how to present yourself

A pre-recorded video interview may be more relaxed than a face-to-face interview, but you should still treat it professionally. There are no rules on what to wear or how to “set the stage“, but it helps to keep a clean and professional appearance to make a good impression.

Prepare your answers

Before you start recording, you’ll be able to see the questions and think through your answers (with no time limit). This way, you can prepare and confidently answer the questions in your one-minute clips.

Be yourself and enjoy the process

Most importantly, try to relax and have fun with it! It’s always best to simply be yourself and let your personality shine through in your interviews. Companies often value a personality fit just as much as the right skills and background.

Start browsing temporary and permanent jobs via the Coople Jobs app or your desktop worker web experience!

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