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Haas video interview - recorded format

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Hi everyone!
I received an interview invite from Haas and due to location constraints, I have to pick the video interview option. However, it seems like Haas is trying a recorded format for video interviews this time. I will not be interacting with anyone but will be recording my answers to pre-set questions. I am unsure of how effective answering questions in this format would be and quite honestly, a tad nervous about the 3-minute window for every answer. Had it been conversational, I would've felt better about it. Just reaching out to the group to see if anyone has completed such a video interview this month. If yes, I would love to hear about your experience!

Thanks a lot :)
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Arpita02 wrote:
Hi everyone!
I received an interview invite from Haas and due to location constraints, I have to pick the video interview option. However, it seems like Haas is trying a recorded format for video interviews this time. I will not be interacting with anyone but will be recording my answers to pre-set questions. I am unsure of how effective answering questions in this format would be and quite honestly, a tad nervous about the 3-minute window for every answer. Had it been conversational, I would've felt better about it. Just reaching out to the group to see if anyone has completed such a video interview this month. If yes, I would love to hear about your experience!

Thanks a lot :)

I completed many video interviews for others
But It truly is very unnatural
You'll just be seeing yourself in the screen
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Arpita02 wrote:
Hi everyone!
I received an interview invite from Haas and due to location constraints, I have to pick the video interview option. However, it seems like Haas is trying a recorded format for video interviews this time. I will not be interacting with anyone but will be recording my answers to pre-set questions. I am unsure of how effective answering questions in this format would be and quite honestly, a tad nervous about the 3-minute window for every answer. Had it been conversational, I would've felt better about it. Just reaching out to the group to see if anyone has completed such a video interview this month. If yes, I would love to hear about your experience!

Thanks a lot :)


I recently gave the video interview. The whole process completes in around 10mins. Firstly the software does your system testing. Once everything completes, you can answer some sample questions. After that, you will be asked 2 questions. For each question, you get around 45 sec of prep time and then 1.5-2min of recording your answer. The prep time is not recorded. Once the interview starts, it completes very quickly. So make sure you do enough preparation before the interview. There will be one question about Why MBA/Haas and the second question about your style of leadership.
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gargabhishek408 Thanks for sharing your experience, can you also tell which program have you applied to?

I've applied to the two-year MBA program, and the guidelines video that's there in the Kira platform link for Haas video interviews mentions that the interview will be 20 minutes long with five questions. The prep time for each question will be 1 minute and the applicant will get up to three minutes to respond.

There seems to be some inconsistency between that video and your experience. Would be helpful if you could clear the confusion. Thanks! :)


gargabhishek408 wrote:
Arpita02 wrote:
Hi everyone!
I received an interview invite from Haas and due to location constraints, I have to pick the video interview option. However, it seems like Haas is trying a recorded format for video interviews this time. I will not be interacting with anyone but will be recording my answers to pre-set questions. I am unsure of how effective answering questions in this format would be and quite honestly, a tad nervous about the 3-minute window for every answer. Had it been conversational, I would've felt better about it. Just reaching out to the group to see if anyone has completed such a video interview this month. If yes, I would love to hear about your experience!

Thanks a lot :)


I recently gave the video interview. The whole process completes in around 10mins. Firstly the software does your system testing. Once everything completes, you can answer some sample questions. After that, you will be asked 2 questions. For each question, you get around 45 sec of prep time and then 1.5-2min of recording your answer. The prep time is not recorded. Once the interview starts, it completes very quickly. So make sure you do enough preparation before the interview. There will be one question about Why MBA/Haas and the second question about your style of leadership.


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gargabhishek408 Thanks for sharing your experience, can you also tell which program have you applied to?

I've applied to the two-year MBA program, and the guidelines video that's there in the Kira platform link for Haas video interviews mentions that the interview will be 20 minutes long with five questions. The prep time for each question will be 1 minute and the applicant will get up to three minutes to respond.

There seems to be some inconsistency between that video and your experience. Would be helpful if you could clear the confusion. Thanks! :)


gargabhishek408 wrote:
Arpita02 wrote:
Hi everyone!
I received an interview invite from Haas and due to location constraints, I have to pick the video interview option. However, it seems like Haas is trying a recorded format for video interviews this time. I will not be interacting with anyone but will be recording my answers to pre-set questions. I am unsure of how effective answering questions in this format would be and quite honestly, a tad nervous about the 3-minute window for every answer. Had it been conversational, I would've felt better about it. Just reaching out to the group to see if anyone has completed such a video interview this month. If yes, I would love to hear about your experience!

Thanks a lot :)


I recently gave the video interview. The whole process completes in around 10mins. Firstly the software does your system testing. Once everything completes, you can answer some sample questions. After that, you will be asked 2 questions. For each question, you get around 45 sec of prep time and then 1.5-2min of recording your answer. The prep time is not recorded. Once the interview starts, it completes very quickly. So make sure you do enough preparation before the interview. There will be one question about Why MBA/Haas and the second question about your style of leadership.


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I applied for the Evening Weekend program. So I guess there are minor changes from the full-time program but the overall process should remain the same.
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gargabhishek408 wrote:
Arpita02 wrote:
Hi everyone!
I received an interview invite from Haas and due to location constraints, I have to pick the video interview option. However, it seems like Haas is trying a recorded format for video interviews this time. I will not be interacting with anyone but will be recording my answers to pre-set questions. I am unsure of how effective answering questions in this format would be and quite honestly, a tad nervous about the 3-minute window for every answer. Had it been conversational, I would've felt better about it. Just reaching out to the group to see if anyone has completed such a video interview this month. If yes, I would love to hear about your experience!

Thanks a lot :)


I recently gave the video interview. The whole process completes in around 10mins. Firstly the software does your system testing. Once everything completes, you can answer some sample questions. After that, you will be asked 2 questions. For each question, you get around 45 sec of prep time and then 1.5-2min of recording your answer. The prep time is not recorded. Once the interview starts, it completes very quickly. So make sure you do enough preparation before the interview. There will be one question about Why MBA/Haas and the second question about your style of leadership.


Okay, thanks a lot for sharing :) I believe the prep time for me is 1 minute with a 3-minute window to respond. However, I do think that the overall experience would be the same.
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