Interview Prep Tips

United Healthcare HireVue interview: questions and strategy


Over the last few years, United Healthcare has been using HireVue to screen and hire thousands of applicants for its job openings. The HireVue is one of the first knockout stages on your road to a job at United Healthcare, so acing this stage is critical for your success. So how do we go about acing your United Healthcare HireVue interview?

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We’ll discuss many United Healthcare HireVue specifics and how to prep for the interview. You can also start practicing on a platform like Voomer, where you can answer past and present questions in an environment that looks and feels a lot like HireVue’s so you can feel confident on the big day.  You’ll also receive AI-powered feedback on your answers to set you apart from the crowd.

United Healthcare HireVue interview – what to expect

HireVue interviews are interviews where the questions are decoupled from the answers.  Simply put – you’ll be shown a pre-recorded question and you have to record yourself answering the question. The process is relatively straightforward, you’ll receive a link to your interview via email, which can be opened at any time before the deadline. Click on the link, and start your interview when you are ready.  After some introductory videos, you’ll be shown your first question.  That will start a “prep timer”, where you’ll usually have around 30 seconds to prepare an answer to the question displayed. After the prep timer winds down to zero – or if you choose to skip the prep time altogether – you’ll have between 2 to 3 minutes to answer.  During that time, you’ll be recorded on video and audio.

This process will repeat itself over and over until there are no more questions to be asked.  United Healthcare’s HireVue interview usually has only 3 to 5 questions.  Most people are done with the interview in 25 minutes.

Using the STAR method to guide your answers

The STAR method is a powerful way to prepare and organize your answers. It helps to keep you on track while responding to the questions as well as making the recruiter’s or hiring manager’s life easy.

Find out more about the STAR method in this video:

United Healthcare HireVue interview specifics

Before you start answering United Healthcare’s HireVue interview questions, think about what they want to hear. When companies interview someone, one of the things they are trying to do is figure out if you’ll be a good match.  The way HR does this is by listening to your answers and comparing them to company values. If your answers and the company’s values align, then the odds of you getting invited to the next step in the hiring process are much higher. So be aware of United Healthcare’s values and work them into your answer!  Those values are:

  1. Integrity
  2. Compassion
  3. Relationships
  4. Innovation
  5. Performance

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Before your United Healthcare HireVue interview

Before your interview, make sure to go through our pre-interview checklist.  This will ensure you are ahead of the crowd before you answer your first question! Many applicants don’t follow these simple steps and get rejected despite their strong answers.

Go through the pre-interview checklist here and improve your chances of success! To really make sure that you’ll get the job, practice for your HireVue interview on Voomer.  You’ll get AI-powered feedback on your answers and you can practice on past and present United Healthcare interview questions to boost your confidence. Start practicing today for free on Voomer and land that job!