Video interviews are becoming increasingly common, and you need to prepare for them accordingly. Because how you approach your first video interview can make or break your chances of landing your dream job.
Confidence is crucial, especially if you want to put your best foot forward during your first video interview. If you know how to prepare for a video interview, you can ensure your interview is a success.
Tips to Build Confidence for Your First Video Interview
Here are five things you can do to build confidence for your first video interview.
1. Prepare in the Same Way You Would for an In-Person Interview
Treat your virtual interview in the same way you would an in-person meeting. Conduct research to learn as much as you can about your interviewer and their company. Also, put together a list of questions for your interviewer. By dedicating time, energy, and resources to prepare for your virtual interview, you can feel confident in your ability to answer any questions that come your way.
2. Test Your Technology
Verify that your computer’s audio and video are working correctly. Adjust the volume on your speakers and say a few words to hear how you sound. In addition, move your camera as needed and ensure there is no glare. Once you test your technology, you can take solace in the fact that it’s ready to go for your interview.
3. Set Up Your Interview Space
Remove potential distractions from your interview space. For instance, any posters on display in the background could distract your interviewer, so they should be removed. Along with removing distractions, ensure you have sufficient light in your interview space. Don’t forget to set up your interview space in an area where you won’t have to worry about noise from traffic or other people.
4. Conduct a Mock Interview
Meet with a family member or friend via video chat to conduct a mock interview. Your family member or friend can ask you questions via video chat in the same way your interviewer will during your meeting. The mock interview enables you to consider how to make good eye contact with someone via video chat. It also allows you to practice active listening and to use body language to show you’re interested in what someone else has to say.
5. Get a Good Night’s Rest
Try to get at least seven to nine hours the night before your interview. A good night’s rest allows you to wake up feeling refreshed and full of energy. It can also help you minimize pre-interview stress and anxiety. The result: you can feel your best when you enter your virtual interview.
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Video and in-person interviews can be challenging, but help is available. In fact, Techneeds offers interview assistance to those in search of their dream job.
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