Video Call Interview due to COVID-19?
Updated: May 4
Due to the Coronavirus businesses are conducting interviews via video call. Here are some top tips for preparing for your video call interview:
Test audio and camera before the interview
Elevate your laptop to avoid staring down into the camera
Position yourself at a table, against a plain, neutral background
Check the lighting in the room so that there is no glare on the screen
Close all other applications on your laptop so that you are not distracted by notifications
Silence your mobile phone
Have a copy of your CV to hand so that you can refer back to your experience
Attach post-its around the laptop screen with prompts and questions you wish to ask the interviewer to help with prompts
Make sure you are in a quiet environment away from children and pets
Have pen and paper at hand to make notes
Have a glass of water next to you
Have the phone number of the interviewer in case video connection is lost so that you can continue over the phone
Look into the camera, not the screen
Normal interview preparation still applies:
Ensure that you have fully researched the company in depth, have notes about them with you if you need to
Ensure that you know who your interviewer is
Ensure that you have practiced competency based questions that your interviewer might ask
Dress professionally, it’s still an interview and first impressions count!
Send a “thank you” email within 2 hours of the interview
I hope this helps you!
All the best in your job search, Chloe