Preparing for any job interview can be stressful; a video interview can compound the stress. In
addition to all of the usual concerns, you're not actually in the same room with the interviewer, and
you have the added concern about your technology working correctly. It's a lot, but fortunately, we
have tips to help you prepare for the interview and hopefully land the job.
Choose Your Location
Choose the best room for your interview. If you're interviewing from home, choose a calm and
quiet location. Video with a friend to make sure they cannot hear noises from the rest of the
house. Make sure the room you choose is neat and clean.
Check Devices and Internet
Make sure that your devices are working and are up to date. You don't want your device to shut
down in the middle of an interview so it can install an update. Also, make sure that your device
works with the platform that you'll use for the interview. Do this ahead of time so that you can make
On the morning of the interview, check all wires, connections, and your internet to ensure
everything is working correctly.
Practice Ahead of Time
While you may not know the exact questions that the interviewer will ask, you can ask friends or
family to come up with a mock interview. Doing this will help you come up with answers to some
common interview questions so that you're not left stumbling over your words during the actual
interview. Search the internet for some practice interview questions
The Night Before
Stay home the night before so that you get enough sleep. You want to be bright and well-rested
during your interview. Wake up well in advance of the interview so that you don't appear groggy. You
also need time to get dressed.
Just because you’re interviewing from home doesn't mean that you can treat it as a casual occasion.
Get dressed, as you would for an in-person interview. Be on time. Don't wait until the last minute; get
online a bit early, so you're ready and waiting. If you run late and keep the interviewer waiting, you've
already gotten off to a bad start. Sit up straight and don't fidget. Keep your language and demeanor
professional. Keep in mind that you want to make a great first impression.
Follow the above tips for a successful video interview. By following them, you will have prepared as
well as you can. And if you are currently looking for a job, check out our website here.
Posted By:Jennifer White