Many organizations are using video interview software to conduct the first round of interviews for full-time jobs and internships. This allows organizations to interview students and expand their pool of candidates. In every other respect, you should prepare for a video interview the same way you would for an in-person interview, with a few differences. Below are some basic tips for preparing for video interviews. For a detailed checklist, download our Tips for Video Interviews worksheet.
Strategies for Video Interview Success
Connect to the pre-determined site for your video interview in advance to familiarize yourself with the connection process. Ask for directions on how to use the technology, even if it seems easy. You want to minimize any technical problems.
Establish eye contact and speak directly into the camera. Convey the same level of enthusiasm and confidence that you would project if the meeting was face to face.
Avoid interruptions and background noise from papers, cell phones or movement. The microphone may be very sensitive.
Stage your background.
Dress to impress and ensure that the background the interviewer will see is not distracting.