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JetBlue HireVue interview questions and strategy

Introduction

JetBlue receives thousands of applications per year and competition is extremely tough. To speed up the processing of so many applicants, JetBlue started using HireVue some years ago and this is a mandatory step for all!

The HireVue interview – or video interview – is one of the first knock-out stages on your road to a career at JetBlue, so acing this stage is critical for your success.  

JetBlue uses HireVue to screen thousands of applicants per year.

In this article we’ll discuss many JetBlue HireVue interview specifics and how to prep for the interview.  

Make sure you practice for your interview on a platform like Voomer, where you can answer past and present questions in an environment that looks a lot like HireVue’s – building up your confidence for the big day!

Practicing on Voomer is the only way to get something this article can’t help you with – confidence!

JetBlue HireVue interview – what to expect

JetBlue’s HireVue interview is sent out relatively early in the application process, however, we’ve seen some cases where the HireVue invitations have taken over a month to hit an applicant’s inbox.  So don’t stress out if you submit an application and don’t instantly get invited for the HireVue.

When you finally get called up for a HireVue, you’ll get a link sent to your email. You can do the email on your phone or on a computer – as long as it has a webcam.  We recommend using a laptop since they usually have an integrated webcam and you’ll minimize camera shake.

After you click on the link for your HireVue interview, you’ll be shown a few introductory videos – which you can skip if you like.  When the actual interview starts, you will click a button to display the first question.  A countdown timer will appear which displays the amount of time you have to prepare your answer. Usually, this is about 30 seconds.

After the prep timer winds down to zero (or if you choose to click on a button that skips the prep timer ahead) HireVue will start recording. You’ll usually have about 2 minutes to answer before HireVue cuts you off.

This process will repeat itself 3 to 5 times until there are no more questions for you and the interview is over.

JetBlue HireVue interview specifics

Before you start your JetBlue HireVue, understand that JetBlue HR wants to find people that have a good match with JetBlue’s values and will be long-term, happy employees.

This means you should understand what JetBlue’s values are and make sure that you weave those values into your answers – this applies to the HireVue and to the in-person interview!  Jet Blue’s values are:

  1. Safety
  2. Caring
  3. Integrity
  4. Passion
  5. Fun

So make HR’s life easy!  Give them what they are looking for in your answers and you’ll get an easy pass into the next stage.


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Before your JetBlue HireVue interview

Before heading into your interview, make sure you go through our pre-HireVue checklist, which we go into detail in this article here.

That will ensure that you are ahead of the crowd before you even answer your first question! We discuss lighting, background, attire, sound quality, and more.

To really make sure you are ready for your HireVue interview, check out Voomer – where you can practice on past and present JetBlue HireVue interview questions and get AI-powered feedback on your answers to quickly improve in time for your upcoming interview!

Start practicing today for free on Voomer and land that job!

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6 common HireVue mistakes

Introduction

Mistakes happen!  Unfortunately, HireVue interviews are very short and a careless mistake when answering questions on your HireVue can have an outsized impact on your chances of landing that dream job.

In this post, the HireVue experts at Voomer break down the 6 most common mistakes.  After you’ve read this, make sure to practice for your HireVue for free at tryvoomer.com and get AI-powered feedback on your performance.

1: Underestimating how strange and unnatural they can be

HireVue interviews are weird!  I remember bumbling through my HireVue quite some time ago and not getting the job.

Taking the time to do some prep before you open that HireVue link pays off handsomely.

It puts you at ease and helps get your mind ready for this very unnatural experience of doing an interview without an interviewer!

2: Getting distracted by your own video

When answering a Hirevue interview, some people get extremely distracted by their own video.

The best way to counter this is to turn off your camera feed in HireVue.  There is a toggle just below your video feed that you can flip to turn the camera off.

Don’t worry, you are still being recorded and your answers registered.

3: Not preparing examples

Some people are great at thinking on the fly, improvising and getting great results – but not everyone!

Take a moment before the interview to write down some of your greatest accomplishments as well as the toughest challenges you’ve faced.  

HireVue will ask about certain competencies – with those examples shortlisted you’ll be able to quickly answer anything they throw at you!

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4: Not using your prep time strategically

One of the few ways in which the HireVue interview is better than a live interview is that you get a couple of seconds to prepare an answer!

So make that prep time count.

Have pen and paper next to you and after you hear the question jot down 3 things:

  1. Context – what was going on
  2. Action – what did you do about that context
  3. Results – what were the results of your actions

With that easy method, you’ll answer any question with ease.

Typing out notes during the prep time can be very distracting – avoid that and just stick to pen and paper.

5: Dragging out your answer

You might be asked a very straightforward question but get lots of time to answer – for example, 3 minutes!

Just because you have all that time available to answer the question, it doesn’t mean you should keep talking on and on just to wind that timer down to zero.

Deliver a clear and concise answer.  After that click on the “submit answer” button and keep going!

6: Not doing any research on the company you are applying to

While most HireVue questions are classic behavioral interview questions, some might require some knowledge about the company you are applying to or its products and services.

Being familiar with the company you are applying to allows you to answer questions with examples that are far more relevant to the hiring team, thus increasing the probability of you getting the job.

Conclusion and next steps

Sadly, many applicants make the above mistakes which as you can see, are easy to avoid.  Follow the tips outlined above and you’ll be ahead of your competition.

Another way to get ahead of the other applicants is to practice.  Voomer is a great platform for that with hundreds of HireVue questions sorted by company and role. You’ll get AI-powered feedback on your answers so you can quickly improve and get that dream job!


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