Video technical job interviews have become increasingly popular throughout the last few years, and with the recent COVID outbreak they have gone from popular to necessary. The mandated video interviewing can bring about a lot of stress and anxiety, especially if you’re not comfortable on video (and let’s face it, a lot of us are not!) Here in this video you’ll learn about six tips from GTN recruiters Ashton Murray and Cate Novak to help you feel confident, relaxed, and ensure you ace your next video interview.

In this video, you will learn these video interviewing tips.

1. Dress to Impress

Dressing appropriately will help you feel more confident and come across well to the interviewer. Don’t think just because you’re on video the interviewer won’t notice what you’re wearing.

2. Eye Contact

Eye contact may seem awkward on video, but it’s just as important as if you were in person. Making and keeping eye contact throughout the interview will show the interviewer you are focused completely on the interview and nothing else.

3. Reliable Equipment

Nothing will make you seem more unprepared than scrambling to get your equipment to work when the interview starts. Ensure your iPad, phone, tablet, computer, whatever device you are using is charged and ready to go and test your microphone and camera beforehand.

4. Be Prompt

Though you don’t want to arrive too early, arriving late will not bode well for you. You can’t blame traffic for being late to a video chat in your living room. And also be careful not to be too early. Anything over ten minutes is too early. Being about three minutes early is ideal.

5. Minimize Distractions

Distractions are one of the top pitfalls in video interviews. Dogs barking, kids running in the background, doorbells going off, all will throw you and the interviewer off. Find a quiet place free of all people and distractions.

6. Prepare Ahead of Time

Just as you would in a physical interview, prepare for a video one. Research the company, come up with a list of questions and review the job description thoroughly.

The last few months have turned the world upside down in so many ways, and the hiring world is no exception. Don’t let the fear of video technical interviewing get you down. Follow these six tips and you’re sure to impress!

If you’re still feeling apprehensive, contact GTN Technical Staffing today to learn more about how our innovative approaches to land your dream job.

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