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Advance Planning

  • Make sure that you send any materials (resume, etc.) that the recruiter needs in advance.
  • If the interview is at a company office, arrive early so you have time to get situated.
  • Ask for assistance if you’re not sure how to use the equipment. Actually, even if you think you can figure it out, it’s good to ask for a quick overview.

What to Wear

  • Dress professionally. Wear the same interview attire you would for an in-person interview.
  • Don’t make the same mistake one candidate did! He wore a suit jacket, dress shirt, and tie, presuming that only the top half would show. However, when he stood up the interviewer saw a full-length view, including the jeans he was wearing.

During the Video Interview

  • Make sure the table is clean and neat. You don’t want to distract the interviewer.
  • Be aware that the microphone picks up all the noise in the room. Don’t tap your pen or shuffle papers.
  • Make eye contact. If you don’t the camera will be focused on the top of your head.
  • Use the Picture-in-Picture feature so you can see how you appear.

The Interview Process

  • The interview process will be the same as an in-person interview. The interviewer’s objective (to screen candidates for employment) is the same.
  • You will be asked the same type of interview questions. Also, be prepared to ask questions, as well.
  • If you’re not sure about how the interview is proceeding, it’s fine to ask the interviewer how you are doing.