Recruitment process

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What happens when you apply

Once we've received and reviewed your job application, our recruitment process varies slightly depending on the type of role you've applied for. You can see an overview of the usual process for each role type below. We aim to keep you informed throughout the process. We're a friendly bunch, so if you have questions at any point, just get in touch via careers@opencastsoftware.com

Submit CV

Send us your CV and we’ll take a look

Initial chat

We'll contact you for an initial chat about you and the role, and how you should prepare for interview

CV review

We will share your CV with our service leads or hiring managers

Value based and technical discussion

Finding out more about your skills and experience for the position, and your values.

Feedback

We’ll be in touch shortly after interview, usually within 48 hours, to let you know how you got on. 

Offer

If you’re the best candidate for the role, our recruitment team will reach out to you with an offer

Contract and offer letter

Our people team will organise your contract and offer letter to be sent out

Background checks

We work in some sectors that require background checks including financial, basic disclosure and barring (DBS) checks, and references. 

Onboarding

We’re excited that you’re joining, and we’ll be setting the wheels in motion for your onboarding

Helpful tips for remote interviewing

Be conscious of the environment around you

Make sure what's around you on screen looks professional, in a quiet area with no distractions. Make sure the room you’re in is well lit, as lighting can enhance how your body language and eye contact comes across in a virtual setting. Consider putting a lamp behind the camera to give it an extra boost.

 

Maintain focus and body language throughout

If you can, try to focus on the camera on your device when speaking rather than at the screen images. It doesn’t feel natural, but it does help with engagement.

 

Check your technology is working

Ensure you have thoroughly read any pre-information and all relevant links and software is downloaded if required. Test it and try not to rush around at the last minute organising this as it can cause unnecessary fluster. Join the call five minutes before it’s due to begin to avoid glitches and show you’re keen and reliable!

 

Get in touch

Get in touch with the recruitment team if you require any adjustments for the interview, encounter any problems or are unable to attend. Being honest with your questions and concerns is not to your detriment.

 

Prepare questions

Prepare at least three questions to ask the interview panel to show interest and that you’ve thought seriously about working for the company.

Take your time

When answering questions, take your time, be honest and professional but don't be afraid to show your personality and passion!

 

Don’t waffle

Try to keep your answers detailed but to the point and don’t waffle. The STAR format (describing the situation, task, action, and result) really helps with this.

 

Silence your phone

Silence your phone and set your laptop notifications to ‘do not disturb.’ Children and pets don’t have an off switch, but technology should be muted to ensure the focus is kept within the interview.

 

Don’t worry

If you're interviewing from your home, don’t worry if your dog starts distracting you or your baby starts to cry. We're all human, and we all experience this!

 

Ensure you have a good internet connection

You will be required to have your camera on for the duration of the interview. Check up front to ensure your connection is good.

Submit CV

Send us your CV and we’ll take a look

Initial chat

We'll contact you for an initial chat about you and the role, and how you should prepare for interview

CV review

We will share your CV with our service leads or hiring managers

Value based and technical discussion

Finding out more about your skills and experience for the position, and your values.

Feedback

We’ll be in touch shortly after interview, usually within 48 hours, to let you know how you got on. 

Offer

If you’re the best candidate for the role, our recruitment team will reach out to you with an offer

Contract and offer letter

Our people team will organise your contract and offer letter to be sent out

Background checks

We work in some sectors that require background checks including financial, basic disclosure and barring (DBS) checks, and references. 

Onboarding

We’re excited that you’re joining, and we’ll be setting the wheels in motion for your onboarding

Helpful tips for remote interviewing

Be conscious of the environment around you

Make sure what's around you on screen looks professional, in a quiet area with no distractions. Make sure the room you’re in is well lit, as lighting can enhance how your body language and eye contact comes across in a virtual setting. Consider putting a lamp behind the camera to give it an extra boost.

 

Maintain focus and body language throughout

If you can, try to focus on the camera on your device when speaking rather than at the screen images. It doesn’t feel natural, but it does help with engagement.

 

Check your technology is working

Ensure you have thoroughly read any pre-information and all relevant links and software is downloaded if required. Test it and try not to rush around at the last minute organising this as it can cause unnecessary fluster. Join the call five minutes before it’s due to begin to avoid glitches and show you’re keen and reliable!

 

Get in touch

Get in touch with the recruitment team if you require any adjustments for the interview, encounter any problems or are unable to attend. Being honest with your questions and concerns is not to your detriment.

 

Prepare questions

Prepare at least three questions to ask the interview panel to show interest and that you’ve thought seriously about working for the company.

Take your time

When answering questions, take your time, be honest and professional but don't be afraid to show your personality and passion!

 

Don’t waffle

Try to keep your answers detailed but to the point and don’t waffle. The STAR format (describing the situation, task, action, and result) really helps with this.

 

Silence your phone

Silence your phone and set your laptop notifications to ‘do not disturb.’ Children and pets don’t have an off switch, but technology should be muted to ensure the focus is kept within the interview.

 

Don’t worry

If you're interviewing from your home, don’t worry if your dog starts distracting you or your baby starts to cry. We're all human, and we all experience this!

 

Ensure you have a good internet connection

You will be required to have your camera on for the duration of the interview. Check up front to ensure your connection is good.

Submit CV

Send us your CV and we’ll take a look

Initial chat

We'll contact you for an initial chat about you and the role, and how you should prepare for interview

CV review

We will share your CV with our service leads or hiring managers

Technical assessment

We'll assess your technical skills and expertise with an as-live test. 

Value based and technical discussion

Finding out more about your skills and experience for the position, and your values.

Feedback

We’ll be in touch shortly after interview, usually within 48 hours, to let you know how you got on. 

Offer

If you’re the best candidate for the role, our recruitment team will reach out to you with an offer

Contract and offer letter

Our people team will organise your contract and offer letter to be sent out

Background checks

We work in some sectors that require background checks including financial, basic disclosure and barring (DBS) checks, and references.

Onboarding

We’re excited that you’re joining, and we’ll be setting the wheels in motion for your onboarding

Helpful tips for remote interviewing

Be conscious of the environment around you

Make sure what's around you on screen looks professional, in a quiet area with no distractions. Make sure the room you’re in is well lit, as lighting can enhance how your body language and eye contact comes across in a virtual setting. Consider putting a lamp behind the camera to give it an extra boost.

 

Maintain focus and body language throughout

If you can, try to focus on the camera on your device when speaking rather than at the screen images. It doesn’t feel natural, but it does help with engagement.

 

Check your technology is working

Ensure you have thoroughly read any pre-information and all relevant links and software is downloaded if required. Test it and try not to rush around at the last minute organising this as it can cause unnecessary fluster. Join the call five minutes before it’s due to begin to avoid glitches and show you’re keen and reliable!

 

Get in touch

Get in touch with the recruitment team if you require any adjustments for the interview, encounter any problems or are unable to attend. Being honest with your questions and concerns is not to your detriment.

 

Prepare questions

Prepare at least three questions to ask the interview panel to show interest and that you’ve thought seriously about working for the company.

Take your time

When answering questions, take your time, be honest and professional but don't be afraid to show your personality and passion!

 

Don’t waffle

Try to keep your answers detailed but to the point and don’t waffle. The STAR format (describing the situation, task, action, and result) really helps with this.

 

Silence your phone

Silence your phone and set your laptop notifications to ‘do not disturb.’ Children and pets don’t have an off switch, but technology should be muted to ensure the focus is kept within the interview.

 

Don’t worry

If you're interviewing from your home, don’t worry if your dog starts distracting you or your baby starts to cry. We're all human, and we all experience this!

 

Ensure you have a good internet connection

You will be required to have your camera on for the duration of the interview. Check up front to ensure your connection is good.

Submit CV

Send us your CV and we’ll take a look

Initial chat

We'll contact you for an initial chat about you and the role, and how you should prepare for interview

CV review

We will share your CV with our service leads or hiring managers

Value based and technical discussion

Finding out more about your skills and experience for the position, and your values.

Feedback

We’ll be in touch shortly after interview, usually within 48 hours, to let you know how you got on. 

Offer

If you’re the best candidate for the role, our recruitment team will reach out to you with an offer

Contract and offer letter

Our people team will organise your contract and offer letter to be sent out

Background checks

We work in some sectors that require background checks including financial, basic disclosure and barring (DBS) checks, and references. 

Onboarding

We’re excited that you’re joining, and we’ll be setting the wheels in motion for your onboarding

Helpful tips for remote interviewing

Be conscious of the environment around you

Make sure what's around you on screen looks professional, in a quiet area with no distractions. Make sure the room you’re in is well lit, as lighting can enhance how your body language and eye contact comes across in a virtual setting. Consider putting a lamp behind the camera to give it an extra boost.

 

Maintain focus and body language throughout

If you can, try to focus on the camera on your device when speaking rather than at the screen images. It doesn’t feel natural, but it does help with engagement.

 

Check your technology is working

Ensure you have thoroughly read any pre-information and all relevant links and software is downloaded if required. Test it and try not to rush around at the last minute organising this as it can cause unnecessary fluster. Join the call five minutes before it’s due to begin to avoid glitches and show you’re keen and reliable!

 

Get in touch

Get in touch with the recruitment team if you require any adjustments for the interview, encounter any problems or are unable to attend. Being honest with your questions and concerns is not to your detriment.

 

Prepare questions

Prepare at least three questions to ask the interview panel to show interest and that you’ve thought seriously about working for the company.

Take your time

When answering questions, take your time, be honest and professional but don't be afraid to show your personality and passion!

 

Don’t waffle

Try to keep your answers detailed but to the point and don’t waffle. The STAR format (describing the situation, task, action, and result) really helps with this.

 

Silence your phone

Silence your phone and set your laptop notifications to ‘do not disturb.’ Children and pets don’t have an off switch, but technology should be muted to ensure the focus is kept within the interview.

 

Don’t worry

If you're interviewing from your home, don’t worry if your dog starts distracting you or your baby starts to cry. We're all human, and we all experience this!

 

Ensure you have a good internet connection

You will be required to have your camera on for the duration of the interview. Check up front to ensure your connection is good.

Submit CV

Send us your CV and we’ll take a look

Initial chat

We'll contact you for an initial chat about you and the role, and how you should prepare for interview

CV review

We will share your CV with our service leads or hiring managers

Value based and technical discussion

Finding out more about your skills and experience for the position, and your values.

Feedback

We’ll be in touch shortly after interview, usually within 48 hours, to let you know how you got on. 

Offer

If you’re the best candidate for the role, our recruitment team will reach out to you with an offer

Contract and offer letter

Our people team will organise your contract and offer letter to be sent out

Background checks

We work in some sectors that require background checks including financial, basic disclosure and barring (DBS) checks, and references. 

Onboarding

We’re excited that you’re joining, and we’ll be setting the wheels in motion for your onboarding

Helpful tips for remote interviewing

Be conscious of the environment around you

Make sure what's around you on screen looks professional, in a quiet area with no distractions. Make sure the room you’re in is well lit, as lighting can enhance how your body language and eye contact comes across in a virtual setting. Consider putting a lamp behind the camera to give it an extra boost.

 

Maintain focus and body language throughout

If you can, try to focus on the camera on your device when speaking rather than at the screen images. It doesn’t feel natural, but it does help with engagement.

 

Check your technology is working

Ensure you have thoroughly read any pre-information and all relevant links and software is downloaded if required. Test it and try not to rush around at the last minute organising this as it can cause unnecessary fluster. Join the call five minutes before it’s due to begin to avoid glitches and show you’re keen and reliable!

 

Get in touch

Get in touch with the recruitment team if you require any adjustments for the interview, encounter any problems or are unable to attend. Being honest with your questions and concerns is not to your detriment.

 

Prepare questions

Prepare at least three questions to ask the interview panel to show interest and that you’ve thought seriously about working for the company.

Take your time

When answering questions, take your time, be honest and professional but don't be afraid to show your personality and passion!

 

Don’t waffle

Try to keep your answers detailed but to the point and don’t waffle. The STAR format (describing the situation, task, action, and result) really helps with this.

 

Silence your phone

Silence your phone and set your laptop notifications to ‘do not disturb.’ Children and pets don’t have an off switch, but technology should be muted to ensure the focus is kept within the interview.

 

Don’t worry

If you're interviewing from your home, don’t worry if your dog starts distracting you or your baby starts to cry. We're all human, and we all experience this!

 

Ensure you have a good internet connection

You will be required to have your camera on for the duration of the interview. Check up front to ensure your connection is good.

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