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Yes! You’ve been invited to a video interview!
Video interviews offer great advantages if used wisely, and can significantly boost your chances of landing that dream job.
Better than phone interviews:
- You get to build a rapport by maintaining eye contact. Also if you struggle with eye contact it’s easier to feign this on a video call!
- You can see the reaction of interviewers and adjust. being able to adjust your responses in real-time, showcases your adaptability and emotional intelligence.
- They give you more insight into the company’s culture. The way they interact, their demeanour, and the overall environment can give you a glimpse of what it might be like to work with them.
Better than face-to-face interviews:
- You can have your notes with you (job description and company facts). You can confidently refer to them during the interview without feeling overwhelmed.
- You’ll feel less intimidated than going to the company’s headquarters. You can create a space where you feel at ease and in control, which can positively impact your performance.
- No travel stress!
But still, fail to prepare = prepare to fail.
To ensure a successful video interview, let’s use our tips from the phone interview guide, with some additional key points:
- Check your surroundings; have a tidy-up – interviewers don’t want to see your dirty laundry. Choose a well-lit and quiet area to conduct the interview, preferably with a neutral backdrop to avoid distractions.
- Dress to impress! Dressing appropriately can boost your confidence and leave a positive impression on the interviewers.
- Good lighting (so you don’t look like a zombie). Natural light is best, so position yourself facing a window or use soft, diffused artificial lighting.
- Strong internet connection. Technical glitches can disrupt the flow of the interview.
- Last but not least, block the time off on your calendar and make sure you won’t be disturbed…
With these tips in mind, you’ll be well-prepared to ace your video interview. Embrace the advantages this format offers and show the interviewers why you are the perfect fit for their team. Best of luck!
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