- 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.