Video Interviewing Tips and Tricks

In our world today, it is not atypical for the entire recruitment process to be conducted virtually. Navigating the job interview process can be intimidating for anyone –particularly a recent graduate starting out in their professional career—and the transition to virtual can make the process a bit trickier. We’ve added some tips and tricks, from the employer’s perspective, that we hope will help you show off your skills in a virtual interview.

General Tips and Tricks

  • The interview is the chance to sell yourself
  • Always be prepared to be on video and look professional
  • Make sure the recruiter knows you are passionate about the position
  • Connect your past experience to why you feel you would be a good fit for the role

Do’s and Don’ts

  • DO:
    • Speak clearly and at a normal volume
    • Frame your past experience in a positive light
    • Troubleshoot potential tech issues ahead of time
    • Use action verbs
  • DON’T:
    • Yell into the microphone/phone speaker
    • Negatively reflect upon past experiences
    • Wait until the time of the interview to check out the platform
    • Use filler words

Environment and Surroundings

  • Conduct interview in a well-lit, quiet area
  • Somewhere where you will not be disturbed for the duration of the meeting
  • Be sure to be camera-ready
  • Make sure your surroundings look decently-professional
  • Be mindful of your facial expressions
  • Be aware of your surroundings and background

Technical Difficulties

  • Be proactive and test the platform prior to the interview.
    • Can you see?
    • Can you hear?
    • Can you be heard?
  • Utilize the chat function if you are having difficulties.
    • Check that your settings have the correct input and output device, some platforms will default to computer when you are trying to speak into headphones
    • No audio still? Give the interviewer your number via the chat in the interview platform
    • You can even use your phone for audio and your computer for video if needed
  • If you do have tech issues, the most important thing is to apologize and move on.
    • Don’t make the issues the focus of your interview
    • Constant apologizing detracts from the real purpose of the interview, focus instead on showcasing your skills

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