Video and Online Interview Guide

A sudden change brought about by social distancing is the way in which companies that are recruiting are conducting their interviews. Whilst the facility has been available for a long time, there has been a huge increase in online and video interviews. For a lot of candidates this can be the first time they’ve had to hold a formal conversation via Skype, Zoom etc.

 

As well as the essential interview preparation about the company and the role itself, here are some tips and hints to perform well during an online interview.

 

Video and Online Interview Guide

 

Make sure you have the right equipment and setting

 

You’ll need a device or laptop with a camera. You’ll also need somewhere to place the hardware so it remains steady. Also do a trial run by calling a friend to test the system works.

 

Dress appropriately!

 

Not only will this make a good first impression, but it will also put you in the right frame of mind to perform well for what is still a formal process.

 

Turn off other devices

 

It you’re holding the interview on your laptop, turn off your phone and try to minimise any other distractions. A quiet room also helps!

 

Notes

 

Try not to let them be a “prop” but it is worth having your CV and the job description in front of you, as well as a pen and paper to make notes.

 

 

 

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