Congrats! You're at the last step for publishing your Hatch role - filming the role video. 

This article has the following sections:

  1. Why the role video is important

  2. What to say in your role video

  3. How to record and upload your role video

  4. Tips!

  5. Examples

1. Why the role video is important

We include a role video for a few key reasons:

  1. Firstly, having a role video attracts more students who are of a higher quality!

  2. The role video is part of our matching science - giving students a feel for what it would be like to work with you and your team. 

  3. This helps to humanise the role application experience. Students also complete a role video as part of their application, and together the videos create connection even before they start!


2. What to say in your role video

  1. Introduce yourself and your team’s purpose at your company (approx. 20 seconds)

  2. Tell us a bit about the role and the type of student you're looking for (approx. 40 seconds)

Remember to end the video by inviting interested students to apply for the role!


3. How to record and upload your role video

Using your computer webcam:

  • Turn a light on behind your laptop (not behind you!) so it's not too dark

  • Raise your laptop so that it's about equal to your hairline and angle the screen so that you are face on but can still see the office in the background

  • Film the video!

  • Log into the Hatch site on your computer and click into your role

  • Tab across to 'Role Video'

  • Click the Upload button and select your video!

Using your phone:

  • Ask a colleague to film you, or place your phone landscape in a secure position

  • Film your video!

  • Log into the Hatch site on your phone and click into your role

  • Tab across to 'Role Video'

  • Click the Upload button and select your video!

4. Tips

  1. Don't worry about it being perfect, it should feel informal and authentic, and give students a good idea of what you are like to work with

  2. Have some office action going on in the background (making sure it's not too loud - your voice should be clear to hear)

  3. The video should last for around 1 minute

  4. Make sure the video is recording landscape

  5. Try to look at the lens, rather than yourself ;) 

5. Examples role videos

Here are a few examples of role videos that did a great job of attracting the role they needed using what worked for their specific organisation.


If you have any questions, please reach out to Sophie@hatch.team

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