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How to prepare for a Zoom or Video Interview

Updated: Jun 27, 2021




With the way the world has changed over the past few months, the way we work has changed dramatically.


Most businesses were forced to close during lockdown and we employees need to work from home where possible.


With this change you need to equip and familiarize yourself with the technology and how businesses work if you are looking for another job.


Today we will be focusing on the video conferencing application Zoom and Give tips how to make the most of it


Video interviews are different, sometimes the technology can be scary when you are not using it or use to it,


Today’s tips will help you feel confident about interviewing via video so you can showcase your best self.


Let’s get into it:

Prepare

  • Research the job like you would for an in person interview

  • Practice your video interviewing skills - pay attention to how you sound

  • Zoom has a recording option so you can test yourself and play it back to see how you come across

Set up your tech

  • Make sure you have the meeting ID ready ahead of time

  • Find the good lightening, you want the light to be in front of you or to the side, not behind you

  • Make sure your mic and speakers work

  • Make sure you are in a good internet zone

Set up your surroundings

  • Try not to have any distractions in the background

  • If you don’t have a good background use the free background options

  • Minimize noise

Setting up yourself

  • Find your best camera angle, anything from below will show all your chins, you want to be looking slightly up into the camera. To make it seem like you are speaking directing to the person.

  • Position yourself - you don’t want to be too far or to close, maintain good posture

  • Use touch up appearance to help give you a flawless finish

  • Dress business appropriate, a blazer jacket or some colour helps

The interview

  • Show up early

  • Show your energy, use your personality to show you are engaged

  • Remind yourself to look at the camera and not at yourself or the screen when you are talking

  • Notice your tone to make up for the body language

  • Let the other person finish speaking

  • Build rapport - Treat your video interview like a conversation, not a casual but formal one. The interviewer should see you as someone they would enjoy being around.

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Good Luck xx






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