May, 2020

Do’s and Don’ts for a Video Interview

Dos and Donts for a Video InterviewTimes are indeed changing and a lot of things in the world have evolved significantly. One of these things is the world of job and employment. More and more careers today have transitioned online. Even before the pandemic happened, online careers have been gaining popularity over the recent years and more people are also exploring career opportunities online.

If you’re someone who’s also interested in establishing an online career, it’s important to take note that it should be treated as professionally and as seriously as a traditional job. Some processes may vary including the screening process but it doesn’t mean you should put in any less effort.

Because landing a job begins with the interview process, expect to go through virtual interviews from the company’s HR or hiring manager. And if this is your first time, here are some video interview do’s and don’ts you might find useful.

Do come in prepared
Just because this isn’t a traditional face to face interview doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be taking adequate preparations. If you’re serious about landing the job, you have to be as serious with the preparation. Do your research about the company, search for the possible questions you may be asked, rehearse your answers to these questions, or better yet, do a mock interview before sitting down for the real one.

Don’t forget to test your technology
One of the worst things that can happen during a virtual interview is a candidate showing up late because they encountered technical difficulties right before the scheduled interview. Because this is the last thing you want to happen, be sure to test everything you’re going to need for the interview - internet connection, computer, mic, and camera. It’s also important that you find a quiet spot free of distractions so you can focus on the interview.

Do avoid distractions
It’s easy to get distracted when doing an interview at home especially when you have kids or family members around. Be sure to set their expectations and let them know of your schedule. Also turn off other sources of distractions such as the TV, your phone or the radio.

Do dress up for the interview
You may be doing a video or a virtual interview but it doesn’t give you an excuse to not dress the part. A candidate wants to put their best foot forward and one of the ways to do it is to look professional and prepared even if you literally just rolled out of bed. Dress up as if doing it for a face to face interview.

Do follow up
Hiring managers appreciate candidates who go out of their way to follow up after the interview. In fact, it can make you stand out from the rest of the candidates and help boost your chances of getting hired because it shows how much you’re eager to get the position. So, if you haven’t heard back a few days after the video interview, don’t hesitate to shoot them an email.

A job interview, whether in-person or virtual, is something that shouldn’t be taken lightly; if you’re serious about getting the job, that is. Follow this guide to help you ace your upcoming video interview and begin your online career journey!

 

 

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