Using video conferencing is a great way to interview, but there are certain things you should do to ensure that the call runs as smoothly as possible.
Check your connection
There is nothing worse than when your internet connection is a bit slow and the person on the other line keeps getting disconnected. It can look extremely unprofessional and can instantly ruin the interview experience. Make sure you test your connection the day before. Try streaming a few videos to make sure there is no buffering, or better yet, do a test run! This will also give you a chance to check other potential technical glitches, such as audio and video.
Make sure you set the scene. There is nothing worse than when there are people walking behind you, or background noise that can disrupt your conversation. Just because you aren’t meeting in person, doesn’t mean you don’t need to create an interview scenario.
Yes, you could potentially get away with wearing your favourite pair of pyjamas, but does wearing them get you into the “Interview mindset”? Most likely not. Dressing incorrectly could affect your body language.
Take away any distractions
Whether you are the interviewer or interviewee, it can look very unprofessional when your phone rings in the middle of a meeting. Even if it is on silent, it’s hard to ignore a text or call when it flashes up onto your screen. Remove anything that could potentially distract you.
Take a deep breath
Any interview can be daunting, especially one where you are on a video call. Before the interview, take a deep breath and relax. You have made it this far already, just be yourself and tell them why they should employ you or why you would be a great company to work for.
Video conferencing is the way forward for interviews and they have become increasingly popular over the past decade. Contact Indigo Forward’s sales team today to find out more about what video conferencing solution could work for you!