Understanding key information about the company you’re interviewing at helps you go into your interview with confidence. Searching for information about the company through their website, social media posts and recent press releases provides a better understanding of the company’s goals and how you make you a great fit.
Emphasize your "selling points" and reason for wanting the job
Have three to five key selling points in mind for your interview, so you stand out as the best candidate for the position. Tell the interviewer why you want that job – what interests you about it, the rewards you find valuable, and the abilities it requires that you possess.
Come with examples of your work
You will likely be asked about specific work achievements in relation to the position. After reviewing the job description, think of work you’ve done well in past jobs, clubs or volunteer positions that highlights your experience and success doing the work they require.
Be prepared to answer common interview questions
Think about the questions you're most likely to encounter, given your age and status (about to graduate, looking for a summer internship). Prepare your answers so you don’t fumble during the actual interview.
Prepare questions for the interviewer
Come to the interview with some questions for the interviewer that demonstrates your knowledge of the company and your intent. You should have one or two prepared no matter what.
Practice makes perfect
Look up common job interview questions and practice your answers. They should emphasize the skills that are most important to the employer and relevant to the position. Review the job description, list down the requirements, and tie them to your experience.
Make an impression within the first 5 minutes
Come with energy, enthusiasm, passion and grit, expressing your appreciation for the interviewer's time. Start off with a positive comment about the company.
Build a connection with your interviewer
Build rapport and make a personal connection with your interviewer increases your chances of getting hired. Interviewers tend to hire candidates they like and who seem to be a good fit for the company's culture.
Be on time (aka, early)
Be “on time” for your interview - which means 5 to 10 minutes early. Give yourself extra time to visit the restroom, fix your outfit, and calm your nerves.
Don't worry about sounding "canned"
Don't worry about sounding "canned" during your interview. If you're well prepared, you'll sound smooth and articulate. On the other hand, if you're not so well prepared, the anxiety of the situation will eliminate any "canned" quality.
Tie your answers back to your skills and accomplishments
With any question you answer, it is important that you tie your background to the job by providing examples of solutions and results you’ve achieved. Use every opportunity to address requirements listed in the job description.
Follow-up after the interview
Always follow up with a thank-you note reiterating your interest in the position within 24 hours of your interview. You can also include any details you may have forgotten to mention during your interview. If you interview with multiple people from the same company, send each one a personal note.
Whether you want to talk to your 90 Seconds Production Service Manager directly, ask for an update, or change the time of your delivery, we’ve got you covered. Don’t rush to Intercom for support immediately - all communication will be made via the activity feed in your project page. Here you can directly raise issues, provide comments and request changes with the Production Service Manager and Creators.
What if I want a video project that is more customised?
If our pre-packaged video products aren’t the right fit, you can create a custom project. A Producer will be in touch to find out more about your requirements and how we can tailor our services to suit.
Which countries do 90 Seconds currently offer services in?
With a team of Creators spanning 900 cities and 160 countries, we can help with video creation in the most remote corners of the world. Check out our video production locations.
What if I require only video shooting or only video editing?
No problem. We offer video shooting and video editing as separate services. Check out our full range of production solutions.
How do I find my videos and footage for download?
Now that you have your completed video; you can download it onto your desktop or mobile hard drive. You can find all the completed videos affiliated to your Brand by navigating to your Brand page from your Profile. Locate the video, under ‘Completed Video Projects’.
Please refer to the Creators Terms & Conditions for Payment Terms. All Creators will be paid with Hyperwallet. 90 Seconds does not require invoices to be submitted for any projects. Invoicing is all done through the Platform upon contract acceptance. You are of course welcome to create your own invoices for your records, but we do not require copies.
How much work is in my area?
While some markets maintain a large volume of projects, other less known areas are growing steadily and beginning to see an increasing amount of work. The amount of work in a given area depends entirely on our customers: how often they’re purchasing video and where they need crew for their projects. The good news: 90 Seconds is growing, we have a large sales team and can support clients in all countries via our cloud platform.
How do I get jobs?
Normally, contract invitations are sent out by a Producer to a small number of Creators that match the skills and experience required in the Client’s brief. These are allocated on a First-Come-First-Served basis, and are listed under “Available Contracts” on your profile if you’ve been directly invited. On our Marketplace, under “Browse Gigs” you are also able to find job opportunities that have been published to the entire Creator community.
What sets great Creators apart on 90 Seconds?
90 Seconds is a global community of video professionals, comprising every role and skill level in the industry. Whether you are a camera operator or animator, a drone operator or a director, you can be a successful creator on the 90 Seconds regardless of your location. More than anything else, the three characteristics that determine your visibility, your client ratings and, ultimately, your success as a 90 Seconds Creator are a great profile; a forward thinking nindset; and being a proactive communicator.
How do I raise an issue?
Whether you want to talk to your 90 Seconds Production Service Manager directly, ask for an update, or change the time of your delivery, we’ve got you covered. Don’t rush to Intercom for support immediately - all communication will be made via the activity feed in your project page. Here you can directly raise issues, provide comments and request changes with the Production Service Manager and Brand Client.