Video Interview Tips

Technology development has made distance seem less.

Equipment


First and foremost, if the conference is at the company learn about the equipment being used with the help of a technician, or if it is at your place make sure to pick a good product that does not give you any technical difficulties during the call. You will be more confident once you know how to use it.

Conform with your interviewer about any transmission delay or voice breakage, which can be corrected, controlled at the beginning.

Angle and lighting


Make sure the camera angle is focused on your face, remember not to zoom it (unless you wanna scare your interviewer). Do you know how your picture looks if it is taken from a wrong angle? It is the same with the video also make sure the lighting is sufficient and in the right direction making your appearance clear.

Your surrounding


In a video call, it is not only you that is visible but your surrounding also, if the interview is at the company, mostly it will be held at the conference halls not much for you to be worried but if these are done at your house make sure to keep the table is neat. Look at the background of the video, make sure the wall is not filled with huge artworks, picture frames, or any other means that can be distracting the interviewers’ attention.

Interview Attire

No cheating, don’t go with a formal suit for the upper half and the denim for the lower half, video interviews are equal to one on one interviews. So treat them as such and be sure to follow the proper interview attire.

Listen with your eyes

Your face is the main focus in the video interviews keep a check on your reactions and nervousness as well as the interviewers’ reactions while replying.

Rehearse

Rehearse well on your voice, body language, smile, face reactions, hand gestures. Try recording your voice and learn to adjust the pitch and corrections, don’t shake your hand vigorously in front of the video cam, don’t slouch or lean too close to the camera.

Finally, microphones will not only catch your voice but can pick up and often amplify any sound. Don’t try to tape you pen on the table, flipping paper, or don’t let any other source of sounds be a distraction, have a look at the phone interview tips also.

Arnab Ghosh

My name is Arnab Ghosh. I have been working as a Corporate professional for the past 19 years. After completing my graduation from City College {University of Calcutta}, I started my career with R.S.Software India, followed by Vedika Software Pvt.Ltd. Have worked with industry giants such as Convergys, Satyam Nipuna Services, Wipro BPO, Tata Teleservices Limited, Aircel, TaxiForSure, Brainware University among others. I am a certified trainer from Aircel Academy – Manager As a Coach & Trainer. I have also completed certifications from TBO Academy & Alison Education in the field of “Soft Skills“, the knowledge of which I apply to my students at my University regularly. I have also successfully completed “The Fundamentals of Digital Marketing” certification from Google and “Digital Marketing Course” from TBO Academy. I was awarded “Google Analytics for Beginners” certificate by Google after successfully completing their course. I have achieved CEFR level B2 (Upper Intermediate) in a test of English proficiency from the British Council English Score. I am a bundle of drive, energy, commitment, and dedication and firmly believe in living my life in my own terms, be it working my heart out to achieve business targets or enjoying my spare time doing things that give me joy and feelings of contentment. My hobbies include reading books & listening to music and blogging. I sincerely believe that one should never lose focus in life and that one has to put in a lot of hard work & effort to reach the top.

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