90% of client’s like to do an Onsite Interview after they have completed the Initial Interview. However – many clients are increasingly opting for a Video Interview in place of an Onsite Interview.
With this in Mind – below are a few Interview Tips when taking a Video Interview:
Ensure that your computer is setup with all the software’s required for the Video Interview. Typically clients are using Zoom,Skype,Gotomeeting etc. Each has plugins which you will need to download. As soon as you get the Interview request -click on the link and download and ensure you have all the necessary software.
Do a Mock Interview from the same place you will take the Interview from to ensure you can see how the Audio and Video Looks and sounds. This is your chance to make a favorable impression -so make sure to put the best foot forward.
- Find a quiet, private, well-lit place, free from possible interruptions.
- Ensure your internet connection is stable.
- Check that your computer’s audio is working.
- Test your computer’s webcam.
- Close any unnecessary web browser tabs and applications.
- Dress professionally and avoid bright colors.
- Have a pen, notepad and copy of your resume on your desk.
- When listening, nod and smile to show you are engaged.
- Use hand gestures when appropriate.
- Place your phone in silent mode.
Dress professionally – the same way you would for an in-person interview.
If you wear glasses, adjust the lighting in the room to reduce glare from the lenses.
Position the camera so that you are looking up slightly and centered on the screen. While it’s likely that the interviewer will only see your upper half, it’s still a good idea to wear professional pants or a skirt in case you need to stand up for any reason.
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