Interview Analysis Breakdown
After completing your first mock interview, you will receive a page of detailed feedback on your performance. At the top of the page, you will find individual recordings of your responses, as well as your overall score. The maximum score you can receive on each of the seven questions is 25 for audio, 25 for video, and 50 for content, for a total score of 700 points. Following the individual question feedback, you will see a general analysis that lays out all of the metrics that Quinn uses to calculate your score. Employers use the same method to evaluate interviews as Quinn does, so so keep Quinn’s feedback in mind when you are interviewing with a real employer.
Individual Question Feedback
Audio: In order to analyze your audio, Quinn assesses your communication style, rate of speech, filler word usage, answer length, and the skills you discuss most frequently. Her analysis of these individual components will be laid out lower on the page, but in the individual question feedback, she synthesizes all of these components to offer suggestions to improve your audio on each question.
Video: Quinn analyzes your video by assessing your enthusiasm, micro-expressions, and eye contact. As with audio, Quinn will synthesize all of these components to offer you video improvements on each individual question.
Content: To assess the content of your interview, Quinn analyzes the information you convey and the way in which you convey it. To conduct this analysis, Quinn uses the technical and essential skills cloud. Quinn will extract the skills you discuss most frequently in your responses, and propose ways in which you can more effectively formulate your discussion of these skills.
General Analysis: Overall Interview Data
Rate of Speech: Your rate of speech represents the number of words you say per minute, and Quinn will tell you whether your rate falls into the ideal range. You should aim to speak slowly enough that Quinn can easily understand you, but quickly enough that you are engaging. This metric factors into your audio score.
Filler Words: Your filler words score represents how many extraneous words such as “like,” “aaa,” and “um” you use per minute. Quinn also counts any words you extend as filler words, so if you drag out the end of a word while thinking of what to say next, Quinn will count it as a filler word. To limit the number of filler words you use, take a few moments to collect your thoughts before starting your response.
Communication Style: Communication style assesses how analytical, confident, and tentatively you present your response. Analytical communication indicates that you express yourself logically and methodically, confidence indicates that you believe in yourself and feel sure of your responses, and tentativeness indicates that you’re hesitant or unsure about your answers.
Answer Length: For each question, Quinn will show you the ideal response length and where you fall in this range. Staying within this range ensures that you have expressed a solid amount of information without burying the key points under unnecessary detail.
Topic Cloud: The topic cloud extracts the essential skills and technical skills you’ve mentioned in your responses. The larger the term, the more prevalent it was in your discussion.
Enthusiasm: Enthusiasm measures the excitement you express in each answer by analyzing facial expressions and eye contact. While you want to express high levels of enthusiasm because employers search for candidates who will be eager to accept their offer and create a positive work environment, you should not aim to have the highest possible level of enthusiasm on each question; what’s important is that you are animated and engaged while responding to the interview questions, and naturally, your enthusiasm will fluctuate.
Micro-Expressions: Micro-expressions do not assess the emotions you are feeling during the interview, but rather the emotions that your facial expressions convey when you’re telling your story. For example, if you are responding to a question about a challenge you overcame in a professional setting, you might use facial expressions which convey fear, surprise, and joy, as you tell the story, even though you are not actually feeling these emotions during the interview. The wider the range of micro-expressions you use during the interview, the higher your micro-expressions score will be.
Eye contact: Eye contact measures the percentage of time you are making “eye contact” with the interviewer by measuring the percentage of time you are looking at your screen or camera. Ideally, you will keep eye contact for 75-85% of the interview, and you should aim not to exceed 95%.