5 Tips for a Successful Video Job Interview

  | Brenda Savoie

Nowadays, companies tend to use technology for almost any process. Even job interviews are starting to be conducted through technological means. Video interviews are a smart and less time-consuming method of meeting your future employees.

At this time, nearly all companies will ask you for a video interview. You don’t need to be nervous regarding the interview.

Jason Smith, writer and team manager at Bestessays wishes to share a few words:

“A video interview is pretty similar to a traditional interview. In some aspects, it might be even easier to undertake than a traditional one. You have nothing to fear or be nervous about because you are conducting it from the comfort of your home, an environment that will eliminate most of the stress that you usually face."

Without further ado, let’s take a look at 5 methods that will make your video interview go smoothly:

1. Always Plan Ahead
If you just applied for a job and the employer has already asked you for an online interview, remember to organize everything in advance. Make sure to send any materials that he would need in order to have a better view on your personal achievements, like a CV or certifications.

Remember, you should be up-to-date regarding all the technological equipment(s) that you might need during the interview. Concerning your clothing, focus mainly on the upper body part.

2. Check Everything Twice
Make sure that everything works smoothly before starting your interview. It wouldn’t be recommended to encounter technological errors while holding the conversation. Technological issues may damage your reputation and might put you in a bad light if something might happen throughout the interview.

Make sure that the room is clean and so are your clothes. After everything is in order, remember to check the Wi-Fi connection as well, so the interview won’t be disrupted.

3. Pick Your Clothes with Utmost Care
Don’t think that because you are at home you can just wear your pyjamas. That’s one of the worst mistakes that you can make regarding a video interview. Because of this, you must be very attentive at what outfit you decide to wear during the interview.

Let’s say you are applying for an office job, in this case, you must wear a suit in order to fit the job’s profile. If you are applying for a house sitter job, you may wear a casual outfit. Your outfit must be in accordance with the job profile.

4. Choose a Background that is Bright and Clear
It’s a good idea to make your interview background as clear and bright as possible. Any distractions like a TV, video games, or children noises will damage the quality of your interview. So, make sure that the room is quiet, nice, and clean. Just before the interview remember to freshen the air in the room.

In order to maintain a professional appearance, you should choose a quiet room where no one can disturb you. The reason why the background should be visually non-intrusive is that the focus must be on you at all times.

5. The Interviewing
An online interview is conducted in the same manner as a traditional interview. The aim of both you and your interviewer is to know each other and see if there are good chances (or not) for a fruitful collaboration. You might be asked exactly the same questions as if you would be at a traditional interview.

So, make sure you prepare for it diligently. During the interview, the interviewer must be able to see your face plainly. Eye contact and body language are important factors as well. If you are accustomed to body language methods, remember to put them into practice.

Another way to prepare for an interview would be hiring a professional interview coach. You'll only spend one hour to gain a much needed competitive edge.

As you can see, our technology is evolving quicker than ever before. Video interviews are slowly becoming normality. So, the next time you will carry out an online interview, remember to use all these tips to improve your chances of getting hired.

Author's Bio: Brenda Savoie is a content marketer, private English tutor, and desperate dreamer. Writing her first romance novel. Seeking contentment through mindfulness. Check her blog BestWritingClues. Find her on Twitter and Facebook

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