The more the world is getting familiar with internet benefits, hiring processes are also becoming global, by stepping beyond the boundary. With this, nowadays hiring managers and recruiters are saving their time by conducting the first round of interview through the various video conferencing forums. So, video chatting is no longer confined to just sitting in front of the web camera to reply back some pre-determined interview questions. Now, it is much more than that with few set guide lines to make it impeccable professional. Here are few pointers that are essential to remember while attending a video interview.
- Check Your Tech:
It is always wise to check your internet connections, headphones, web camera and other essentials; way before you attend the interview. Make sure that there are no technical issues with audio as well as video. This is imperative because in order to make your interview a successful one, both the side needs to hear and see each other clearly. Moreover, it is also important to locate the web camera at eye-level so that you can directly look at the camera and not on the screen while speaking to your interviewer.
- Arrange Your Surrounding:
Since it will be video conferencing, you can attend you interview from any corner of the globe. Very true ! But that does not mean that you will sit in any shabby place with tattering, worn out and unpleasant surrounding. At all time remember that, interviews of any type, should always be of formal and pleasant presentation.
- Prefer A Comfortable Area:
Moreover the area you choose to attend your video interview should not only be free of noise, confusions and distractions but should also be at the same time comfortable for you to speak freely. Never make the blunder of attending the interview from your current company.
- Dress Well:
Neither take your video interviews too casually, nor dress up in an informal way. This is so because, your interviewers can very clearly see you, though it will be through the computer screen. Dressing up nonchalantly will portray you to be not that serious with the interview, which can again be a negative remark for you.
- Use Anti-Glare Specks:
If in case you wear specks, make sure to get an anti-glare coating. According to career experts, if hiring managers can’t see your eyes they fail to trust you completely. So why take the risk and create a negative impression.
- Sufficient light:
A lot of newbie video interviewees don’t pay much of attention to the brightness of the room. It is imperative to sit facing the light instead of it from the backdrop so that your face looks bright and clear. Natural lighting is even better, so try to sit in front of a window if possible. Along with receiving correct and accurate replies, hiring managers also loves to have a glace of their candidate, says career experts.
- Watch You Language:
Even if it is a video interview, you ought to be careful about your language. Don’t get hyper excited and think you can present yourself in any way. You need to be very much similar to what traditional face to face job interviews are.