October 12, 2021 | Job Guide 360

Many employers are now conducting video interviews to cut down on risks and save themselves and their candidates time. You may have been invited to a video interview with or without a live interviewer. These are some tips for leaving a positive impression on the employer when you don't get to see them face-to-face:

Dress to Impress

Some applicants choose to put on a nice top and ignore wearing professional bottoms because the camera only sees the upper part of the body. This strategy can work well for some people. However, it would be more beneficial for you to dress business-like all over, just in case you have to move around or stand up while you're in the interview. The last thing you want to do is get caught in unprofessional attire.

Make Sure Your Camera Has the Best Angle

Always check your camera to ensure that the settings are appropriate and the camera sees you in your best light. Many times, candidates don't realize they have horrible cameras, peculiar angles, or inappropriate settings until it's too late. You only have a single instance to impress your prospective employer. Make this one great.

Practice Your Answers

You'll have the opportunity to practice if your prospective employer blesses you with an autonomous interview opportunity. That means you won't have a live interviewer. The system will ask you questions, and then you'll have the opportunity to practice your answers several times. Don't skip these opportunities because you'll probably find that you do better on the second or third take.

Be Yourself

Many candidates err by trying to be someone they think the employer wants. They don't realize that some employers appreciate people's individuality and intellectualism. Thus, you should find a way to be professional and still maintain your uniqueness. Don't be afraid to add a little flair because you think the employer will be too conservative. You might have exactly what they are seeking for their team.

Use the suggestions mentioned above the next time you have to take a video interview. Don't be afraid of technology. Embrace it now and work it to your advantage.

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