Many of our roles may include a video interviewing step. Review the information below for tips to make this part of the process a great experience.
How to prepare for a virtual interview
Our mission is to entertain the human race. We would like to make sure this experieince is rewarding and possibly a little entertaining as well. As we have many positions that include remote video interviewing, this page has been designed to make this process an easy one for you. This page will assist you with our video interviewing process and will provide helpful reminders and tips to review while preparing for your interview. If you have additional questions, please reach out to your recruiter or hiring manager. Their goal is to ensure you have a one-of-a-kind candidate experience.
Video Interviewing Platforms
MGM Resorts utilizes two video interviewing platforms for most individual interviews. When part of a larger hiring event or virtual career fair we utilize Indeed's virtual interviewing platform see below for more information.
Microsoft Teams In preparation for your upcoming virtual Teams interview, download the Teams App to your computer. If you are unable to install Teams, there is an option to open Teams in your web browser; however, we recommend using the App where possible as this ensures that you have access to all the features. A mobile application is avaialble for MS Teams as well.
If scheduled to interview utilizing the video interviewing service HireVue, you will receive an email with instructions on how to join the video conference including system download links for your computer or mobile device. In some cases interviews on this platform may be one-way interviews where you answer a few questions that are recorded. See below for more information about one-way interviews.
Virtual Hiring EventsOur virtual hiring events are similar to a large career fair where candidates complete applications and conduct virtual interviews in group and individual formats. This is a unique opportunity to speak with us without leaving your home. Our hiring events lead to job offers on the spot, significantly reducing the waiting time in your job search.
Test that the video conference tool you are utilizing is working prior to your scheduled interview.
Utilize a headset if you have it. This will help create a better audio experience. Â The simple headphones that are included with most phones will work for this.
If you are using a laptop, phone, or tablet, fully charge your device prior to the interview.
Conduct your interview in a well-lit and quiet environment that is as free of any distractions as possible.
Switch your devices to silent mode.
Have your phone handy in case your interviewer might be having technical difficulties or is trying to reach out via phone or email.
Dress comfortably and use your best judgment based on the role you are interviewing for. Please reschedule your interview if you are not feeling your best; we are happy to accommodate your needs.
One-Way Video Interviewing
One-way interviews are not like typical live one-on-one video interviews, they do not have a live interviewer on the other end. Expect to respond to on-screen prompts, or specific questions from a recruiter or hiring manager. This kind of interview typically containe a small number of questions focusing on the primary skills needed for the role.
There are two types of one way interview experiences:
Question asked via pre-recorded video. After the video finishes, you will be given time to respond (typically timed).
Question asked in simple text format. Normally 30 seconds are given for you to read the question and prepare your response.
Pay careful attention to the instructions you are given when going through the interview. In most circumstances you have a limited amouunt of time to respond to each question. Don'y worry, if needed you are able to re-record your response once for each question asked.