Online video interviews are quickly becoming the norm. This definitely has its perks (mainly avoiding getting lost trying to find the office!) But if you’re not confident using video software or have a pretty chaotic home set-up, a video interview can feel more daunting than a regular one. Here are some simple tips to follow so you can feel more prepared and use this set-up to your advantage.
PRACTISE MAKES PERFECT.
Do a practise run using the tech, we use MS TEAMS and ZOOM all the time and are really happy to go through this with you.
Using headphones rather than your computer speaker and built in mic always sounds better.
MAKE SURE YOU'RE ALONE.
Put the pets, children, husbands etc in another room! And put a 'do not disturb' sign on the door to make sure you don’t get any interruptions.
CHOOSE THE BEST SPOT.
Have good lighting and a professional back drop (e.g. no piles of clothes in eye shot) a blank wall behind is ideal.
DRESS FOR THE OCCASION.
Just as you would an in-person interview.
Don’t feel too relaxed as you’re at home, it is an interview after all
Do use the opportunity to place some prompts around you if you need – like post it notes around the screen with a few tips on. The joy of this is that you can put them at your eye level so you aren’t constantly looking down at your notes.
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