As video job interviews become more common, presenting your best self on camera is more important than ever. This is particularly true as companies become more comfortable with employees working remotely—for many, video is now a primary means to build rapport among peers. In addition, in some situations, video may be your only option for an interview.
While you should prepare and do your due diligence as you normally would for an in-person interview, here are some video interview tips and best-practices to consider when going digital.
Make sure your internet connection is fast and stable enough for video; consider switching from wi-fi to a wired ethernet for increased speed and stability. Check that your camera and audio are working properly—be prepared to use a headset if needed. Download the latest version and familiarize yourself with whatever app is being used for the interview, whether it’s Skype, Zoom, FaceTime, or another service. Of course, make sure the device you’re using is fully charged or plugged in.1