Do you have a video interviewing coming up soon? Read our top 5 tips on how to prepare successfully.
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.
Dress for success
Remember that even though you might not be meeting the interviewer face-to-face, they can still see you and appearances count. Dress as you would for a regular job interview to show that you are smart and professional, not careless. Be aware of what the interviewer can see in the frame also, as it is not a good idea to wear pyjama bottoms with your shirt if your bottom half might be seen – you may regret it if you are asked to stand up at any point.