Video Interview Top Tips

Do you have a video interview coming up soon? We’ve prepared our top tips to help the interview go smoothly and secure that role.

Prepare your environment and tech in advance

It is important to prepare for the meeting well in advance to iron out any potential issues that could interfere with the quality of the interview. Choose somewhere quiet with limited background noise, and warn anyone who might be within the vicinity to avoid interrupting whilst the call is taking place. Do you have a dog that won’t stop barking when the postman arrives? It’s a distraction you could do without, so be sure to find ways to keep noise to a minimum. The background behind you in the video should be plain and professional – no bedroom posters or anything you don’t want them to see.

Also, it would be extremely beneficial to test your technology before the interview. Do you need to download an app? Do your camera and microphone work? If not, these could stall the interview taking place and leave a negative, unprepared impression on the employer. Ask all the right questions to ensure you are not left struggling on the day.

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