In today’s ever growing and technologically evolving world, video interviews have gained popularity among many job seekers.
Video interviews have given companies & employers access to a wide market of skilled work force across the world.
With the existence of the web and Internet, companies like Google, yahoo and other applications like Whatsapp, Skype, Gmail to mention but a few have offered countless avenues that have led to the increasing popularity of video or Skype interviews as some call it.
Not only has this tactic saved companies from a lot of expenses involved in interview processes, but it has opened a vast potential supply to talented individuals in the market.
Spur is offering you some important tips and steps on how you can prepare for a video interview and win that job;
How to prepare for a Skype or video interview and win that job opportunity
- Choose the right & most comfortable environment
It’s important to choose a location that makes you feel comfortable and confident about yourself. You can decide on a living room, a home office space or a neat compound.
Make sure its noise free and there are no distractions that will affect you and the interview.
- Ensure you have a stable Internet connection
There is nothing as frustrating as a bad Internet connection. Not only will it lessen your chances of winning that interview, it will give off a bad impression.
- Turn off any unnecessary notifications or applications
Put your phone in silent mode, disable any distracting computer notifications and all other applications. Treat the video interview like a real face to face interview. Respect yourself and the interviewer.
Planning ahead gives you an advantage and gives you time to prepare and get ready for the video interview
- Dress appropriately
What good would it do if you have a video interview dressed in your pajamas? Interviewers expect you to dress and look ready for the job you’re about to be interviewed for and therefore one should have it in mind to choose the right dress code.
- Mind your body language
Maintain eye contact with the recruiters by looking straight into the web camera. Sit up straight, listen attentively and smile a bit. This gives a good impression and makes your chances of getting the job higher.
- Plan ahead & be confident
This is one of the most vital aspects of interview preparation that offers you a great advantage and avoids panic. This will help build your confidence too since you have taken the time and effort to plan for the interview.
Much as video interviews differ a bit from traditional ones, they should be treated with the same kind of attention and on should always plan ahead and have confidence.
Allan Bangirana is a freelance writer for Newslibre & Spur Magazine. He is passionate about tech, games and occasionally writes about entertainment, lifestyle and so much more.