Video interview: how to prepare?

The COVID-19 crisis has changed many HR practices, among them the hiring of new employees. Even though recruiting has stopped in some industries, others cannot go longer than a month without a new workforce. To do this, you have to set up a video interview process

Many companies have found a way to decentralize their activities and go into telecommuting mode. On the recruiters side, we had to adapt. While they are used to headhunting online and through social media, HR managers are not always used to conducting video interviews.

The same goes for candidates: job searches are done almost exclusively via the Internet and social networks. However, it is not easy to complete a hiring process unless you go through a video interview. Since it is still unusual, this exercise is sometimes difficult.

Through this article, we will teach you how to prepare for your video interview and especially how to succeed! Here is what you need to do to prepare for and succeed in your video interview:

.Be professional 

.Choose a good setting for your interview 

.Keep calm 

.Prepare the bottom

.Be professional

It is true that the current context is particular. This is not, however, a reason to lack professionalism. Prepare as if you were going to an office interview. Dress the same, prepare your presentation and interview answers to any question you may be asked.

Speak loudly enough and focus on your intonation and pronunciation. Also avoid speaking too loudly anyway! It could become embarrassing for your interlocutors after a few minutes

Choose a good setting for your interview

Try as much as possible to place yourself in a sober and united place . Also avoid backlighting. Don't stand in front of a window. Now is not the time to put your favorite poster in the background or make your kitchen stand out. A white background will do just fine.

Keep calm

In this period of confinement, unless we live alone, we must admit that we have a lot of movement at home. Children having fun, a spouse who passes by without warning, a pet that comes out of nowhere ...

Make sure you are in a closed room so you can take control of your surroundings. Any interference during the interview could be very disturbing to you.

Prepare the bottom

As we said, the particular context does not allow you to lack preparation. All the tips for preparing for a regular interview are valid. Make sure you are well informed about the position and the company. Get a clear idea of ​​what you want and what is expected of you.

Prepare the points likely to be discussed: your motivations, your projects, your training, your past experiences ...

Thus, you will have prepared your interview as it should be. Make sure to maintain a follow-up after this one. Traditional thank you letters and follow-up emails are still valid during this time. In short: during a video interview, nothing changes except the physical distancing imposed by the current context.



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