Do you have a video call interview soon? Consider the following tips for a successful interview. The key to a successful video call interview is to prepare yourself to avoid technical problems and feel more confident with the process. Keep in mind that a video interview is as important as an interview held in person.
Test your equipment hours before the interview to make sure it’s working properly. Set up your camera and place it at eye level; configure any headphones or microphone; have your computer’s battery charged and the internet connection. That way, you won’t have last-minute problems right before or during the interview.
During the test, look at the background that appears in the video. Does it look dirty or messy? Order it. A smooth wall would be ideal, or an office-type environment. Pay attention to lighting and noise. Choose a quiet place and turn off any alerts on your phone or computer so as not to cause distraction. Plus, dress professionally, wearing the same interview outfit you would wear for an interview held in person.
Eye contact = Camera Contact
During the interview, make eye contact and remember that that means looking at the camera (and not the image of yourself). Have good and comfortable posture, and watch your body language. Avoid making a lot of hand gestures: Even with an excellent internet connection, there may be a delay, and hand gestures can stutter on the screen.
If you are not sure how the interview is going, it is okay to ask the interviewer how you are doing. Answer the questions asked, not the questions you would like to be asked. Recruiters and hiring managers want to know if you can do the required job; that’s why they ask you specific questions.
Show creativity in your answers, and match an experience that demonstrates how you can do the required work. You can practice your answers beforehand so that you have the best possible representation of yourself. Featured candidate videos are forwarded and replayed many times. During the interview, try to have your resume and cover letter at hand in case you need to highlight any points of it.
It’s not just remote jobs that conduct long-distance interviews. There are also companies that, although the work is going to be in an office, like to carry out the first filter of interviews by video call. So, follow these tips to make your next video call interview successful. The most important thing is to be sure of yourself and show yourself as you are and why you are the candidate for the position in question. Show how you are going to do the job and what you can bring to the company, and what you hope to learn from it.