Lights, Camera, Action! How to be Confident in Video Job Interviews

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by Jessica Tabinor on

With the Coronavirus pandemic effecting almost every part of our lives, we’re having to adjust and adapt our daily routines and that is very much the case in the recruitment industry right now.

Companies have taken job interviews online and introduced video interviewing as their preferred interview method. So, to bring you up to speed with our top tips for acing that video job interview, our latest blog looks at how to be confident in front of the camera in your upcoming video interview.


Test your tech

It really is all in the preparation! Make sure you test your internet connection, sound and camera equipment to make sure that when it comes to it, it runs as smoothly as possible! You could also do some research on the best video interviewing platform to use, or, if the hiring manager has already told you which one to use – make sure you do some research beforehand!

 

Dress appropriately

Just because the interview is via video, it doesn’t mean you can get away with wearing your pjs (at least on your top half!). Make sure you set a good impression by dressing smartly, it will give you confidence too!

 

Consider your body language

Body language comes across on video just as much as it does in person! Make sure you’re making eye-contact, smiling and looking engaged. It will show your enthusiasm for the role and help you connect with the interviewer.

 

Have a plan but not a teleprompt

The same rules apply for prepping for any interview. It’s important to make notes and have a good idea about where you want your answers to go. However, although the temptation to read off your computer screen is high, try to not do that!

 

Remove distractions

Do you have a dog that is bound to start barking as soon as your interview starts? Try and find a quiet spot in your home, away from any possible noise or distractions. The last thing an interviewer wants to hear is the TV on in the background!

 

Morson partners with video interviewing platform, Odro

Morson has also partnered with video interviewing platform, Odro to enable us to virtually meet candidates and facilitate both live and pre-recorded video interviews, whilst complying with Government advice regarding social distancing.

Apply for your next role with Morson and you may be able to use the above tips sooner than you think!


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