How to Create a Video Interview Question


Video is the new currency of communication, learning, and knowledge assessment. ProProfs puts an end to passive quizzing by introducing the ‘Record Audio/Video’ question type.


This question type is popularly used for video interviews and allows your quiz takers to respond by uploading or recording a live video.


In addition, the audio recording feature comes handy when you are looking to assess only the knowledge levels of your candidates on a particular topic.



Benefits of the video/audio question type in a quiz:


  • Scale hiring with video or audio interview questions

  • A fun and engaging way for users to answer questions

  • A great tool for learners and students to present their ideas and projects

  • A simple way to request customers to record audio/video testimonials

Let’s quickly go through some examples:

  • Video interview questions can be used by recruiters & hiring managers to capture candidate responses through video and scale the hiring process.

For example, while taking an assessment test, the candidate comes across an open question like: Can you tell us about yourself? They can simply click the "Record" button and answer it. 

  • Businesses can create video questions to ask customers for video testimonials or feedback. 

For example, when asked the question - ‘Please tell us what you like the most about our product’, the customer can simply click ‘Record’ to share their thoughts. These videos can then be downloaded and added to your testimonials page.  

  • Language teachers & corporate trainers can ask learners to "Record a video answer" as an engaging question type as well as a deeper way to assess personality, style, and knowledge.

For example, students can answer the question ‘How would you greet someone in German?’ by recording their video response. Or corporate trainers may ask hiring managers to “Please record a video of yourself explaining what our company does.”

  • Marketing professionals can use ‘record a video question’ for interviewing authors, entrepreneurs, and celebrities for their social media campaigns.

For example, won’t it be really easy for an author to answer the question - ‘When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer? by just clicking the ‘Record’ button and sharing their experience with the world.


Here’s how a 'Record Audio/Video' Question appears in a quiz:


Record video/audio question in a quiz


In this article, you’ll learn:

  1. How to add a ‘Record Audio/Video’ question to a quiz
  2. What questions to ask in a video interview


1. How to Add a ‘Record Audio/Video’ Question to a Quiz


Step 1: In your quiz editor,


  • Click on ‘+Add Question’ on the left panel.


How to create a video interview question in ProProfs Quiz Maker



  • Scroll down to choose ‘Record Audio/Video’ from the palette

  • Click ‘Add Question’ to finish adding the question type to your quiz.


Adding a audio/video interview question to your Quiz


Step 2: Customize the question based on your requirements by following the screenshot below.


Customizing record audio/video question type


1. Enter a title for the question. By default, it displays “Tell us about yourself in 2 minutes or less.”


2. Add an image to the question. If you want, you can disable this option by switching the 'Media' option off (point 9).


3. Under Advanced, you can enter tags (visible only to you) to organize similar questions.


4. You can make the question mandatory for quiz takers.


5. You can use this option to assign grades to this question.


6. Set the maximum number of retakes allowed to record the video answer. You can enable up to five retakes or even set 'No Limit.'


7. You can set the maximum recording time based on your question from a minimum of 15 seconds to a maximum of 10 minutes.


8. You can switch between video & audio.


Choosing between audio & video recording type


9. Enable the 'Media' option to enter an image for this question. You can see this is related to point 2.


10. You can provide the following three choices to your quiz takers:


  • When the recording type is video, you can choose from the following options:


Record video answer,’ ‘Upload video answer,’ or ‘Record or upload video answer.

Customizing record video interview question type


  • When the recording type is audio, you can choose from the following options:


Record audio answer,’ ‘Upload audio answer,’ or ‘Record or upload audio answer.


Customizing record audio interview question type

11. You can delete this question if you want.


Once you’re done customizing the video question, click Save. The video question stands successfully added to the quiz.


2. Video Interview Examples

Here are some sample video interview questions that you can ask a candidate in your ‘Record Audio/Video’ question type:



Sample Interview Questions for HR Screening

  1. Please tell us about yourself in 2 minutes or less. 
  2. What interests you about this position?
  3. What skill or experience makes you a good candidate for this position?
  4. If you didn't have to work, what would you prefer doing?
  5. What are your strengths?


Sample Video Interview Questions for Sales

  1. What is the last thing you sold and why should I buy it?
  2. What is your best memory of a sale you won?
  3. Tell us about a sale you lost.
  4. Why do sales interest you?
  5. How do you handle rejection or objections from a prospect?


Sample Video Interview Questions for Technical Round

  1. What do you like the most about working in technology?
  2. Who is your role model in the technology world?
  3. What technical skills make you a good candidate for this position?
  4. What’s your favorite programming language, and why?
  5. What technology are you most proficient in?


Sample Video Questions for Customer Service

  1. How would you handle an angry customer?
  2. What does good customer service mean to you?
  3. What makes you interested in customer support?
  4. How do you deal with a difficult customer?
  5. Tell us about a time when you turned an unhappy customer into a happy one.


Sample Video Questions for Administration Interview

  1. What does a job well done mean to you?
  2. What tools do you use to stay organized?
  3. What are your greatest professional strengths?
  4. How do you manage stressful situations?


That is all about the 'record audio/video' question type in ProProfs Quiz Maker.



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