Why are video interviews so popular these days?
- Easier to conduct than in-person interviews.
- Provide a better sense of personality than phone interviews.
- They can be a flexible easy way to showcase your skills for a job.
- You don’t need to book time off work for an interview.
- You can do it at any time of the day, you can even do it from your own home.
The first impression is the most important one.
Video interviews are a great way to break the ice and get to know your interviewer better. Like any interview, it’s a good idea to prepare for your video interview by thinking about what you want to say and how you want to come across.
Before starting your next video interview, make sure you run a test on your equipment. This will help you avoid any technical difficulties during the interview.
There are some specific things to remember before starting your next video interview:
- Check the lighting and sound quality.
- Make sure there is no glare from light or a window
- Make sure you can be seen.
- If you are using a phone, balance it on the table. Don’t hold it in your hand as it will shake and could be very off-putting when watching the recording.
- Practice with someone else first, this will iron out any technical difficulties.
- Always have a backup plan in case something goes wrong. e.g., your phone is probably your best backup; make sure you have your headphones ready and ideally a stand for your phone.
Video interviews are becoming the norm in the hiring process. This is because they are more convenient for both the employer and the candidate.
The video interview gives employers a chance to get to know you better, which is why it’s important to dress to impress. There are some things you can do before your interview that will help you feel more confident and presentable on camera:
- Dress in clothes that match your personality.
- Make sure your clothes fit well.
- Make sure there aren’t any wrinkles or creases
The most important thing to do in an interview is to be early. You should show up at least 10 minutes before the scheduled time. This way you can make sure that everything is set up properly and you have time to get acquainted with the interviewers. Few more tips to look out for.
- Good body language: Maintain eye contact and look at the camera rather than faces on screen.
- Maintain a natural smile, even when you’re not talking.
- Be aware of your posture and don’t slouch or cross your arms.
Calm your nerves!
Many people are nervous about video interviews. They are unsure of what to do with their hands or how to answer tough questions. But there are some simple steps that you can take to make your video interview go smoothly:
- When you get nervous you might find some muscle twitches like scratching your leg or arm, try avoiding this as it may be very distracting for the interviewer.
- If you are holding a pen, make sure you are not clicking it continuously
Don’t stick to the script
Yes, it’s a good idea to make notes as part of your preparation but it is important to make sure you are not reading from your notes. You don’t want the interviewer to think you are reading off a script.
You can take notes while the interviewer is talking so that you can refer to them while answering questions.
The video interview is a relatively new form of an interview. It has been around for about 10-12 years now. Video interviews are a great way to get your message across to a lot of people. They are a great way to show your personality and connect with the person you’re speaking with.
Interviewers are looking for someone who is confident and can speak well in front of a camera. You will want to show that you can be both professional and personable on camera.
If you want more tips on video interviews don’t hesitate to give me a call on 02837998366 or drop me an email at email@example.com