Keeping the present impact of Covid-19 and social distancing in mind, it’s quite likely people prefer conversing online than face-to-face. Video calls have become an indispensable part of our daily lives today as most businesses, schools, etc., have opted for remote working and teaching.
Also, for those in job search mode and preparing for the inevitable job interview, most companies conduct video interviews—even for positions that will eventually be back in the office.
As we know, video interviews are way different than live interviews – they require technology and a different set of skills to prepare. Here are a few tips to consider for successful video interviews.
What should one expect during a virtual interview?
Take ample time to prepare for the interview in advance. Do a trial run a day or two before the interview.
Check the Background
Make sure to have the background tidy. A bare wall is ideal for an office-like setting.
Dress to Impress
Dress as you would for an in-person interview.
Set the stage for a distraction-free video interview
Choose a location that’s free from the distractions of children, roommates, or pets. Make sure the room background is free from clutter.
It’s courteous for a video call interview to show up approximately 10 minutes early.
Test Your Technology
One of the critical video interviewing tips is to test the four components, i.e., Audio, Camera, Internet Connection, and video platforms, so you know your technology is good to go.
Speak Slowly and Clearly
Last but not least, Pay Attention to Body Language
Your only aim is to ace your video interview. Present the BEST you to by concentrating on knowing the job and the company and having clear answers and stories that prove why you are the best fit for their position.