As technology continues to improve and become more accessible employers are using the video interview format more and more. Online platforms such as Skype.com and Zoom.us provides an excellent low-cost solution for conducting interviews.
If an organization wants to interview you using a video conferencing platform here are a few tips you can plug in to ensure success.
1. Treat it like the real thing. Prepare just as you would for an in person interview. Make sure you have done your research, have your responses ready to go for typical questions, and dress for success.
2. Do some test runs. Set up your computer for some tests. Make sure your face is well framed and the lighting is balanced. Do the clothes you plan to wear look okay once they are broadcast?
3. Location. Make sure the place you plan to have your interview call is secure from visitors, noise or other distractions. Consider turning off cell phones, land lines, faxes, etc.
Need more help preparing for your video interview? Consider hiring a professional coach. Coaches are trained and educated in helping people bring out their best during those highly anxious times such as interviewing for a new job. So why not leverage their expertise?
Remember, they liked your resume, you made it past the phone interview, now its up to you to do everything possible to nail the video interview - set yourself up for success!
Scott Howard is a professional executive coach and leadership coach focusing on human empowerment and maximizing potential.