Organizations are always looking for ways to streamline hiring processes and attract more candidates. While the digital era has introduced several new technologies to hiring managers, video interviewing is rising to the top as one of the better ways to improve interview scheduling and speed up the process.
There are two types of video interviews. One type is a live video (or two-way video) interview, where you join a video conference and speak with an interviewer in real time. The other type is a pre-recorded video (or one-way video or on-demand video) interview, where you respond to pre-recorded questions and submit to the employer for review.
So, how can you succeed in a video interview?
Dress the part.
Just because you are home, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t dress like you are going to the office. Use your best judgement and follow the interview guide from CDW for help deciding.
Prepare your environment.
Make sure you are interviewing in a space with a clean background that’s free from distractions.
Although it might feel unnatural speaking into a camera and microphone, do your best to be yourself. That means paying attention to body language, tone and volume.
Make sure your technology is working properly.
Be sure to use a microphone and camera with good quality so your interviewer can hear and see you. Avoid poorly lit spaces or loud areas.
Keep your technology fully charged.
In some cases, if something goes wrong with your technology during a video interview, you are unable to restart the process from the beginning.
Keep in mind that the goal of a video interview is the same as a regular interview, so you should prepare just like you would for an in-person interview. You should still do thorough research on a company’s culture, the role and their leadership prior to completing your virtual interview to improve your chances of landing the job.
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