Video Interview Tips

Video Interview Tips

 1 May 2020

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    Construction,
    Gaming Industry,
    Interview Advice

Video Interview Tips

Below are some tips to help you prepare for Video Interviews which are becoming increasing popular as part of employers selection process.

 

How to Prepare

  • Still Dress formal, suit and tie etc, treat it the same as a face to face interview and create a good first impression. Unless specifically notified of a different company culture.
  • Create a quiet and tidy setting / background, free of distractions.
  • Get familiar with online meeting software such as Microsoft Teams, Zoom and Skype. You can find tutorials for these on YouTube.
  • Practise with a relative / friend to get used to the camera and software set up.
  • If possible, use an ethernet cable rather than wifi internet to improve the connection.
  • Test your computer microphone, speakers and webcam are working.
  • Ensure the interviewer has a copy of your CV and Project Portfolio prior to the online meeting.
  • Prepare questions as you would a normal interview.
  • Print out any research on the company as a point of reference.
  • Have a note pad and pen ready to use.
  • Have a copy of your CV to hand to talk through.
  • Minor point, but it is worth keeping a drink nearby, but out the way of your paperwork.
  • Body language – try to avoid slouching and moving too much.

 

Additional Info

From my research I also found a youtube video (Link provided below) that is worth a watch to further support you on this topic, they go into a lot of helpful detail, including tips to help create the right setting for the video interview.

How to look good on Video Interviews - Tips & Training                

 

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