Given the current impact of Cubid-19 and social distancing, people are more likely to prefer to chat online than face-to-face. Video calls have become a necessary part of our daily lives today, as most businesses, schools, etc. have opted for remote work and teaching.
Also, for those who are in a job search situation and preparing for the inevitable job interview, most companies conduct video interviews – even for positions that will eventually return to the office.
As we know, video interviews are much different from live interviews – they require a different technology and system of skills to prepare. Here are some tips to keep in mind for successful video interviews.
What to expect during a virtual interview?
Take enough time to prepare for the interview in advance. Perform a trial run a day or two before the interview.
Check the background
Make sure the background is clean. An exposed wall is ideal for an office-like environment.
Dress to impress
Dress the way you would dress for a personal interview.
Prepare the stage for a distraction-free video interview
Choose a location free of distractions from children, roommates or pets. Make sure the room background is free of clutter.
It’s kind for a video call interview to appear about 10 minutes earlier.
Test your technology
One of the critical tips for video interviews is to test the four components, namely, audio, camera, internet connection and video platforms, so that you know your technology is good to use.
Speak slowly and clearly
Take time when you speak and say your words. This will ensure that your interviewer will be able to hear and understand you during your interview.
Do not get carried away during the conversation; Concentrate on active listening. Wait a few seconds for your interviewer to ask a question before you speak.
Last but not least, pay attention to body language
Your only goal is to be successful in your video interview. Introduce yourself to the best by focusing on knowing the work and the company and having clear answers and stories that prove why you are best suited for the job.