This informative guide is designed to help you prepare for video interviews and increase your chances in securing the role.
Given the current global pandemic situation video job interviews are becoming an increasingly common part of the hiring process. However many of us have never conducted an interview in this manner. If you have a video interview coming up soon, it’s a good idea to make sure you are properly prepared such that you can concentrate on showcasing your skill set. In this guide, we’ll walk you through helpful tips on what to wear, body language and eye contact and other things to consider to help you breeze through your interview with great professionalism.
•Make sure you have downloaded the relevant app or installed the software (if required) and created a user account. Ensure you have a functioning camera and microphone. You should also check that your internet connection is working well. *Use headphones with built in mic to improve sound quality.
•Choose where you do your interview wisely. Ideally you want a quiet space with a non-distracting background and good lighting. Think kitchen table rather than busy coffee shop.
•Ensure you dress as you would if you were attending a face to face interview. Remember even though you are not in the same room, you still want your first impression to be a good one! Make sure you don’t get caught in your pyjama bottoms reaching for your notepad!
•Before the interview write down any notes and questions that you want to ask. You can then subtly refer to these later on.
•Remember that your interviewer can see you. Try to keep good eye contact and avoid distractions like checking your phone or biting your nails! Act just like you would at an in-person meeting.
•Easier said than done, but remain confident, show your personality and try to not let your nerves show.
•Sending a thank you email to the Recruiter and Interviewer is pleasant way to keep yourself at the front of their minds. Don’t forget that the Recruiter’s opinion matters just as much as the Client’s during this process.
•Give it a week, and if you’ve heard nothing, follow up with your Recruiter. Don’t be shy about following up. If you can show your Recruiter that you are keen for the position and are interested in speeding up the process, this helps everyone involved.