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Crush Your Video Job Interview: 7 Pro Tips for Success

You will likely receive a call or email from your potential employer letting you know about the time the interview will take place and the platform which is going to be used. There are various forms of platforms such as Zoom, Skype, Facetime, or even Watts app video call or any other software depending on the job you are looking for, and the company.

The video job interview could either be conducted live or pre-recorded. If it is for the live video interview, you need is to get on the platform agreed and be face to face (virtually that is) with your interviewer.

For the pre-recorded interview, the interviewer will send a pre-recorded video with questions pertaining to the job to the interviewee. The interviewee will be required to answer the questions that appear in writing on the screen or have been pre-recorded and you will record yourself answering the questions which the interviewer will review later. 


Top Tips on a Brilliant Video Job Interview

1.   Check Your Tech:

Ensure your internet connection is available, that your video camera and microphone audio is
working beforehand. You do not want to waste time during the interview.  You can check in the morning and then double-check 15 minutes before the interview starts.

2.   Research Thoroughly: 

Research the role in detail just like you would with a face-to-face interview. Researching on your dream job will help you to answer all the questions the interviewer will throw your way, and it’s a plus when knowing more about the company as it shows your future employer you are not only interested in the job, but in the company. Key things to research are the company’s mission, vision, values, locations, and achievements.

3.   Dress Appropriately:

Dress the same as you would if the interview was face-to-face. Wear professional attire. No pyjamas (Yes, it does happen – trust me I have seen it). Ensure clothes are clean and ironed.

4.   Location Free from Distractions:

It must be quiet, no TV or radio playing in the background and try to hold the interview in a place where you will be free from any disturbances, making sure there are no other conversations going on. You want to be able to hear what the interviewer is saying, and you would want them to hear your answers as clearly as possible.

5.    Bright Lighting and Backdrop:

Set your Interview space up where it is bright with lots of light, so that the interviewer can see you clearly. Also ensure that the backdrop is clear, simple, and professional. Main thing is don’t have a load of clutter in the background.

6.    Be Confident:

Most of us feel extremely nervous during Job Interviews, try your best to showcase yourself as confident. Avoid sounding unsure about your answers. Present yourself as confident of what you are saying. Don’t just repeat your CV. Maintain eye contact (If possible) and speak very clearly, mentioning your skills and be sure to show the interviewer what a great asset you will be for the company. Make sure to include your accomplishments be it with your previous job describing your work history briefly or skills acquired.   

7.   Do not be afraid to ask questions:

Take a keen interest in finding out more about the job you are interviewing for.
This will help you show the Interviewer you really want the job.  

You Are Ready to Ace That Video Job Interview

In Summary

Always remember first impressions count, that works even for a video job interview. Your interviewer will know from the beginning of your interview whether to consider hiring you to work for their company or not. Remember an interview is your employer’s way of getting to know you better, it is essentially an exchange of information between two individuals to determine if there’s a good fit.

The main goal is to be as relaxed and confident as possible and show that you have the skills, determination and the desire to work for the company. It is also important not only for you as a candidate to excel in the interview, but it is just as important for the Interviewer to sell themselves

If you need any support preparing for your Job Interview or writing a Professional CV feel free to contact me here and we can have a chat on how you can stand out from the crowd in your Job Search.

You can do this! If you have any questions at all that you would like me to cover in future blogs around Job Search drop me a message and I will do my best to cover them in future blogs!

Here is how a Video Job Interview works


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