Author: Jojo Varona
In our current employment climate, more and more interviews are conducted in different ways. Most employers will often hold first-round interviews through video chat.
Online interviews require preparation, but with a bit of practice, you’ll be ready for any question they present.
Here are a few tips:
First and foremost, make sure that you have a strong Wi-Fi connection and that you won’t have any issues with logging in to the interview.
Add the appropriate software required to your device, prior to your interview to ensure that you are not scrambling at the last minute.
Make sure that you have a designated professional space where you can conduct the interview and that there will be no interruptions and there will be no distractions.
Silence your mobile phone.
Most video interviews will be similar to an in-person interview. You can expect to be asked the same series of questions, such as why you’re interested in the company/role and why you’re looking to leave your current position.
You may also be asked to submit and present a portfolio depending on the position and industry you’re applying to.
Before the interview, review your resume thoroughly - your work history, portfolio, and any other relevant information.
Practice talking on camera before your first actual interview.
Running through a mock interview with friends or through online resources will give you a feel for the questions that may be asked and how to speak clearly.
Dress appropriately and professionally like you are meeting the interviewer in person.