How to NAIL a Video Interview with NO Interviewer?
Nothing can be more personal than having an interview on a 20-inch monitor with a remote interviewer that you’ve just met. Well, this is how most of the interviews happen these days.
The ability to shine in a video interview requires some skills and savvy beyond basic job interview best practices.
So, I am scheduled for a video interview, what should I prepare?
Personal Appearance: You want to make sure that you look as professional as possible in your video interview. Wearing a suit, how about your pants and shoes? Most candidates just dress up halfway because the camera only captures their head to mid part of the body but that’s not enough. What if you need to stand up? Maybe check the lighting or get some stuff that the interviewer was requesting? You don’t want them to see you wearing suit and pyjama combo, right?
Pay Attention to your environment and its appearance: You have to ensure that your space is free from clutter or any distractions. Having a messy background will not just distract you but also the person on the end. So aside from technology and worrying how you look on cam, keep in mind to make your background look professional. Try to be comfortable in front of the camera. Even if taking selfies is a common thing today people would still get conscious when they know they are on camera. It’s normal to get nervous if you are having a video interview but what should you do to at least lessen it?
Stay focus on your facial expression: Facial recognition technology is already an established system used to identify a person by analysing or video frame. Maintain a good eye contact. Look directly on the camera when answering. Make sure to smile. Smiling and eye contact (see tip number 5) tells the interviewer you’re confident. Remember the AI is program in recognizing your facial expression, optimize your gesture and positioning. You have to be engaging! You must act natural, make sure to make a connection and just be natural. Loosen up and just be yourself.
Find a good camera angle. Place the webcam at the same height as the top of your head and point it slightly downward, which is generally the most flattering angle. The camera should be at eye-level so that you are looking directly into the camera
Check your equipment: Make sure that your audio and video come through clearly and that there are no technical issues on your end that would hinder your interview
Video interviews can be a great way to connect with a potential employer without having to travel
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