Interview Prep Tips

Unilever HireVue interview: Questions and strategy


Unilever has been using HireVue as part of its recruitment process for a few years now and most of its global operations now use it.

Last year, for the Early Careers program alone, Unilever used HireVue to process 250,000 applications across 53 countries – all to hire only 800 applicants.  That’s a 0.32% pass rate!

To help you get through the first knockout stage of Unilever’s early careers process, practice answering questions on Voomer, a platform designed to help you ace the HireVue. You’ll be able to practice on current and past questions and get AI-powered feedback on your answers.

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Unilever hiring process & HireVue

Unilever’s HireVue is mostly the same across the globe. You need to answer 3 questions which will be shown to you one at a time via a pre-recorded video from someone at Unilever.

You’ll get roughly 30 seconds to prepare an answer and then roughly 2 minutes to answer.

You may choose to skip the prep timers or stop recording at any time, so you don’t have to use all the time available.

We recommend you use all of the prep time but stop recording your answer as soon as you’ve said what you had to say.  Needlessly extending an answer does not favor you, in fact, it increases the chances you can derail an answer that started off very strongly.  

Use the STAR method on your Unilever HireVue interview 

The STAR method will help organize your answer in a way that keeps you on track and also makes the recruiter’s or hiring manager’s life much easier.

Check out the video below to learn more about the STAR method:

Unilever HireVue interview specifics

Don’t fumble straight into the HireVue interview. Take some time to learn about Unilever’s values and try to work them into your answers.  The values are:

  1. Always working with integrity
  2. Positive impact
  3. Continuous commitment
  4. Setting out our aspirations
  5. Working with others

If you work these values into your answers (and make them as clear as possible), you’ll be a step ahead of the competition as Unilever is looking for those exact values in the people they hire.

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Before your Unilever HireVue interview

On the physical side of the HireVue interview, even though you are going to do the interview at home without a live interviewer talking to you – make sure you dress as you would for a regular face-to-face interview.

Place some lights behind your camera to make sure your face is well lit and raise the camera so that it is at your eye level.

Also, think about investing in a microphone to sound crisp and clear – even a cheap one will sound better than your onboard microphone

On Voomer, when you practice on past and current Unilever HireVue questions, AI algorithms will give you feedback on your physical and technical setup to ensure you are ahead of the competition before you answer your first question.

Start practicing today for free on Voomer to ace your HireVue and get that job at Unilever!