A successful interview is one which presents you in the best possible way. Based on our experience, we have compiled a list of tips to ensure that the video interview showcases yourself in the optimum light.
Position yourself central to the camera and, similarly to a face-to-face interview, take into consideration body language and hand gestures.
Ensure the background presents you in the most professional way. A white wall is always a safe bet, however if you have a ‘warm coloured feature’ (like a wooden bookshelf) in the background, it will improve engagement.
Have a strong light source pointed at your face if available. If not, taking advantage of natural light is a gold standard when the window faces you, to avoid bad backlight.
Aim to dress in professional attire when meeting a potential job suitor. It is recommended to wear neutral colours, and avoid bright colours and busy prints. As much as improving your confidence by wearing clean and smart business-friendly clothes, your interviewer’s first impressions count.
Make sure you can rely on a good internet connection. If you’re on a desktop, close any applications which may use your internet, if possible be using an ethernet connection and an updated Google Chrome browser application.
During the interview, try to look directly at the camera throughout the interview, this shows engagement and commitment. Try to not be distracted by external factors during the interview.