• October 31, 2018

Don’t be Spooked by Video Interviews!

Don’t be Spooked by Video Interviews!

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The possibility of being asked to submit a video interview or have an interview recorded is increasingly likely!  They make perfect sense for everyone, reducing travel costs and cutting the length of the hiring process.

Although similar to a regular face to face interview the prospect of recording your video interview can be a little daunting if you’ve not done one before.  Do not fear!  We’ve put together our top tips to help you prepare and get you through to the next interview stage:

  1. Treat it like a formal interview and dress appropriately.
  2. Clear your desk so that it looks presentable. The interviewer may be able to see a much wider shot than that which is visible on your screen.  Giving away a few personal insights is not a bad thing, but you don’t want anything in view that could reflect badly on you.
  3. Shut the noise out. Choose a quiet space, turn off your phone, tv, music, shut down the other programmes on your computer.  Make sure anyone in the house is aware that you can’t be disturbed.
  4. Body language is important. Sit up straight and look engaged.
  5. Look into the camera. It may seem more natural to look at the screen, but eye contact is really important!  If you look at the screen all the interviewer will see, is you looking down.
  6. Practice. Having a practice run helps you focus and rehearse your answers but also gives you a chance to test your technology.