Interview Prep Tips

State Farm HireVue interview questions and strategy


State Farm processes thousands of applications to work there per year and competition is always tough. To expedite the hiring process, State Farm has been using HireVue for the last few years. So what do you need to know to ace the State Farm HireVue interview?

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

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Today, we’ll go over many State Farm HireVue specifics and how to prepare for the interview.

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With Voomer, you’ll gain the confidence you need to cruise through the interview and you’ll also get AI-powered feedback on your answers so that you can quickly improve and get through this critical stage.

State Farm HireVue interview – what to expect

State Farms’s HireVue interview is sent out relatively early in the application process (usually a few days to a week). 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.

State Farm’s HireVue is pretty lenient in the sense that you can re-record an answer if you didn’t like what you submitted. However, keep in mind you can only re-record once, so try and get things right the first time. Also, pay close attention to the instructions since the number of retries allowed might change at any time.

You’ll be asked 3 to 5 questions and after that, the interview is over.

Use the STAR method to guide your answers

The STAR method is a very powerful way to organize your answers. This will ensure that you keep track of how you should answer the questions and mid response, what you’ve answered so far.

Check out the video below to find out more!

State Farm HireVue interview specifics

Even if you’ve been through many interviews before and think you’ve “seen it all”, take a step back and think about how State Farm is going to evaluate you. One of the issues high on HR’s list of priorities is to find people that match State Farm’s values.

Make sure you learn about their values and try and answer all (or most) of the questions on your HireVue by weaving in State Farm’s values into your answer. That simple trick will make HR’s life so much easier and help you get to the next stage!

State Farm’s values are:

  1. Quality service and relationships
  2. Mutual trust
  3. Integrity
  4. Financial strength

Memorize those values (or have them on a post-it next to you during the HireVue interview) and use them to align your answers to State Farm’s expectations!

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Before your State Farm 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 State Farm HireVue interview questions and get AI-powered feedback on your answers to quickly improve in time for your upcoming interview!

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