How to Handle Video Job Interviews

How to Handle Video Job Interviews

Interviews can be nerve racking at the best of times, but when you have to be on an interview with a panel of interviewers scrutinising your every answer, can be incredibly daunting. We are going to show you exactly what you need to do in order to increase your chances of success when you’re doing a video job interview.


Dress Appropriately

Even though this is not a face to face traditional physical interview, you still need to prepare as if you were going to meet someone to be interviewed. So, make sure that you dress in proper smart job interview attire to give an excellent first impression.


Set up Your Computer Properly & Manage Your Surroundings

We’ve all been there before, on that Zoom call and there’s at least one person holding up the proceedings because they are on mute or the camera isn’t working. You most certainly don’t want to be this person at the video interview. So, take the time beforehand to make sure that all your laptop or computer settings are all working in time for the interview. Also, be sure to make sure that your surroundings are working in your favour. Make sure you have good natural lighting; your room is clean and presentable and that any other devices are completely off as to avoid any interruptions.


Be Attentive & Listen to the Questions Carefully

Out of pressure and nerves, many people tend not to listen to the questions from start to finish. Doing this will give you clarity and the confidence required to ensure that you are able to answer the questions fully and with confidence.


Answer All of the Competency Questions Using the STAR Method  

When answering questions on the video interview, it’s usually expected for you to answer the questions by using the STAR Method. STAR is the following acronym, Situation, Task, Action and Result. In most cases, you would have to demonstrate exactly how each skill required has been actioned in the past using the STAR method. The purpose of this, is for you to clearly show the employer that you can do the job in a practical manner and that you are competent.


Answer all the Questions Honestly

Make sure that you answer all the questions and answer them with complete honesty. Any false information can come back to bite you in the future, be honest.


Pay Attention

As much as it can be intimidating at a video interview, it’s important to give as attention as possible. You can do this by maintaining your eye contact with the interviewer, this way you are actively engaging and it shows that you are confident in yourself.

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