The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way of work. Several measures have already been taken worldwide and a big amount of people work remotely.
We are committed to meet this challenge and adapt new methods conducting candidate video interviews to keep up hiring the best talents. For us, video interviews are familiar with those candidates who live abroad or in province. For candidates, video interviews are considered to be more challenging and stressful.
Whether you are about to be video- interviewed , consider four (4) important tips that can make you stand out and feel that you are really interacting with your potential employer even though you are not in the same room.
1. Choose a quiet and clean space.
Creating a great environment for your interview indicates that you want to be taken seriously. Make sure you find a space that is clean and free of anything distracting in the back ground for example items or noises. If you are with other person in your room or even with your pet it is quite possible to interrupt the interview.
Find, also, a well-lit room that there is not too much or too little light coming through the windows which makes it difficult to see.
2. Dress appropriately.
Dressing in the right attire for an interview shows a genuine interest in the position. Since you will be on a camera, avoid wearing anything too bright or with many patterns and most importantly your pajamas. You are defiantly having an interview in your home/safe zone but this does not mean that you should not be dressed professionally from head to toe.
3. Create a professional profile account.
Having a complete professional profile account will help ensure you are representing yourself to hiring managers in the best way. Include your full name as a username and a photo which is a quality headshot as your account profile is the first thing your potential employer will see. Consider those and make a good first impression.
4. Set the right camera position.
In order to feel more comfortable with expressing yourself use your desktop or laptop and not your mobile phone. Then, center the position of your camera at the eye-level so that the camera angle is flattering. It is like taking you a picture, so frame yourself from the chest up so that your face is in the middle of the screen. Also, many video conferencing tools have the privilege of testing the audio and microphone before the video interview starts. Take this opportunity of staying home and practice through video calling your friends or your relatives.
So, when it comes to apply for a job with Jobs4IT and get a call for a video interview, you now have those four (4) tips to have a successful interview by presenting yourself in the best way and overcome possible issues. Be yourself, confident, remember to smile and get ready to access the new generation of video interviews!