Video Interviewing Do’s and Don'ts

Preparing for your video interview? Pay close attention to these video interviewing do’s and don’ts so you rock your interview!

Know your do's and don'ts

Watch the video below to learn the do’s and don’ts before you start your video interview and you’ll be set up for success.

Keep all of these tips in mind and you’re sure to ace your video interview!

Ultimately, the organization you’re doing a video interview for is just trying to get to know you better so just relax and be yourself.

Interviewing Do's

DO prepare ahead of time and check your equipment
DO calm your nerves and relax
DO dress professionally from head-to-toe
DO sit in a well-lit room with a light in front of you
DO set yourself up in a clean room
DO sit up straight in the center of the frame and make eye contact with the webcam
DO find a quiet place where you will have privacy and no distractions
DO speak slowly and clearly
DO treat a video interview just like an in-person interview

Interviewing Don'ts

DON'T wait until that last minute to get ready
DON'T drink too much coffee or energy drinks that’ll make you jittery
DON'T dress casually in a t-shirt and jeans
DON'T sit in front of a window with light coming in behind you or sit in the dark
DON'T sit in front of a pile of dirty laundry
DON'T slouch or sit to the side of the webcam
DON'T sit in a busy, noisy common area
DON'T whisper, yell , or rush your answers
DON'T act the way you would when video chatting with your grandma

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