Video interviews have become more and more prominent over the years but now with business being conducted differently in this new world, due to the impact of Covid-19, they have become the main hiring tool. Given Media CVs expertise in video interviewing, we are sharing some top tips with those who may have little or no experience with being on camera and acing that all important video interview.
There are many aspects of video interviews that are extremely similar to a face-to-face interview – the questions asked are likely to be exactly the same as they would be if you went into your potential employer’s office and the same rules apply as to how you conduct yourself during the interview. However there are few aspects that are different so let us cover these below.
We may live in times where technology surrounds us from every possible angle, and it seems almost impossible to live without it. However, even technology is not faultless and sometimes can fail us. Hence why, it is crucial to do a technical set-up at least an hour before your video call.
Doing a video interview call from your own house is fine, but be mindful of choosing either a blank background or one where there are limited elements (e.g. plants / artwork etc.) as you don’t want any distractions during the interview – certainly get rid of that dirty laundry basket sitting in the background.
Just because it is a video interview that can be done from your home/kitchen, it doesn’t mean you should only dress half-way – no PJ bottoms please! You should dress exactly the same way as you would dress for a face-to-face interview. The right outfit will boost your confidence, put you in the right mood and help with making a good first impression.
Here’s our checklist of 3 key things to make sure are covered for any upcoming media interview – whether it’s a video call or face to face meeting.