Video Interviewing Workshop
What are SKYPE or Video interviews?
Where are they held?
Why are they used?
What should I bring to the interview?
How should I dress?
How are the interviews arranged?
How do I sign-up for an interview?
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Smith spent a sleepless night before reaching
the local office of a large banking company.
Quite nervous at the thought of taking a
videoconference interview for a position in
operations, there was nobody he could turn to
for tips. His friends had bunch of advice for
face-to-face interviews, but they had little
help to offer on virtual format. And the very
thought of the situation intimidated Roger.
With more and more companies opting for virtual
interviews, by phone, conference call or
videoconference, rather than the traditional
face-to-face ones, there may be many like Roger
biting their thumbs. Here are a few steps to
keep in mind to help clinch the deal.
Time it right
Arrive at the videoconference site with enough
time in hand to get comfortable with the
equipment and ensure that everything is working
properly. You should be primed and ready to go
when your interviewer joins the conference.
Don't bother too much about what can go wrong,
be positive. That should help you perform
Appearance matters here just as much as in any
regular interview. Just because you are not
meeting your potential employer face-to-face
does not mean you can afford to dress sloppy.
Instead, dress professionally. Avoid bright
colors and glittery jewellery that catch the
light and distracts the interviewer. Sit smart
and relaxed through the interview. That says a
lot about your comfort with technology.
Practice the technique
Speak slowly and clearly in well modulated
voice. Avoid excessive movements and look
straight into the monitor to make eye contact
with your interviewer. Keep in mind that in an
interview like this, there will be a delay in
receiving the audio and the video.
Mind your language
End your interview with a smile and ensure that
your videoconference equipment is completely
switched off before making any comments about
the interview. Don't let an indiscreet comment
or gesture spoil the entire process for you.
Send a thanks note
Like in any other interview, send a thank you
note, thanking your potential employers for
their time and outlining your interest in the
company. Politeness always helps!