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Movers and Groovers : Top points about being successful in a video interview

by on November 5, 2015 in featured item, Latest News, Lead Article, Movers & Groovers, News you can use, Nuggets

Movers and Groovers : It can be difficult to get an interview in the first place. Then, when the interviewer suggests that you do a video interview it can become even more trying. Do not panic; instead, take some deep breaths.

These interviews are becoming more popular than ever before. They are actually easier because you do not have to worry about getting to the right location.

Top points to acing a video interview can help you ace the interview. Then, you will be ready to start that new job. Graphics by Shutterstock.

The first point is to research the company. Start by learning everything you can about the company from the Internet. Look on the company’s website, along with the checking their social media presence. If you know anyone that works for the business, they can be a great source of information. Furthermore, make sure to look for common interests as it can be a great way to create a connection. While you are at it, do not forget to research the person giving the interview too.

Once you have completed your research, and then write the answers to common interview questions. Think about the answers that you think will impress the interviewer the most. Once you have these answers thought out, and then have a friend give you the questions and answer them. Practising ahead of time will help you relax during the interview. Top points to acing a video interview can help you ace the interview when you remember them.

Confirm the time of the interview. One common reason that video interviews are held is the distance between the interviewer and the interviewee. Therefore, it is essential to confirm the time of the interview. In some cases, you may even be on two different sides of the international dateline.

Just like in real life, be prepared for the interview to start early or run longer than announced.

Setting up the recording equipment ahead of time is also essential. When practicing your interview questions have someone give you the questions online so that the situation becomes very real. Make sure that the environment will be quiet during the interview. Adjust the lighting as needed. Make sure that you are looking directly at the camera during the interview. Additionally, when possible, have a second computer nearby in case an unforeseen event stops the first one from working.

Top points to acing a video interview also include dressing appropriately. Regardless of what time it is where you are, you should dress in business attire. Chances are very strong that it is part of the business day for the interviewer. When you get dressed up, it will give you a moral boost that will help you ace the interview. Pay special attention to your chest up because that is what the interviewer is likely to see.

Before the interview, load your CV and any supporting material in separate browser windows. Then, if you need to refer to them during the interview, you can quietly click on the window without taking your eyes off the camera. If you have found the company’s website useful, then you might want to preload it as well. Some experts suggest that you write the answer to common interview questions and preload them too. The danger in doing this is that you will appear like you are reading them, instead of having a natural conversation.

When you follow the advice in this article, you will face the interview. Then you will hear welcome aboard.

The technological advancement has made it possible to conduct an interview over video conferencing; further, companies, like Sonru, are trying their best to add more features to video conferencing in order to ensure convenience for both interviewee and the interviewer.

 

 

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