20 Video Interview Tips to Rock Your Next Job Interview

The need for social distancing and the spike in remote work means that it’s more important than ever to hone your video interview skills. Here are some essential video interview tips to help ensure you ace your next interview.

They are still very similar to in-person interviews. You’ll still see each other, make connections, and ask and answer questions. You’ll also need to present yourself well and prepare the same way you would for an in-person interview.

How is a Video Interview Different Than an In-Person Interview?

1. Technology can either work for you or against you 2. Your environment becomes much more critical 3. It's more challenging to make connections through a screen

Some Key Differences Include

Prepare as You Normally Would

A video interview is still an interview. You’ll still want to research the company and role you’re interviewing for, be prepared to answer common interview questions, and have a few questions for the interviewer.

Practice Ahead of Time

Participating in mock interviews or practicing answering questions with family and friends is one of the best ways to prepare for an interview. For virtual interviews, jump on a video call from another room or location and practice virtually.

Dress Up

We’ve all seen those commercials and videos poking fun at people inadvertently showing off their underwear or pajama bottoms in a virtual meeting.  Don’t be that person! As with a face-to-face interview, it’s essential to dress for success.

The burden of setting up the physical environment shifts to you. It’s vital to set up your physical space the best you can. Make sure that the space is quiet.

Set Up an Interview Space

Familiarize yourself with the technology you’ll be using and ensure everything is working before your interview  starts. Practice using the  platform so that you can navigate and utilize the features with ease.

Test Your Technology Beforehand

Lighting is crucial during a video interview.  You want to make sure everything is visible and that you don’t appear too dark or too bright on the screen.

Ensure Good Lighting

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Video Interview Tips to Rock Your Next Job Interview