Whether you’re comfortable in front of a camera lens or become filled with fear at the thought of talking into a camera, pre-recorded video interviews are rapidly becoming more and more popular in recruitment. Luckily for you, we’ve pulled together a few tips and tricks to help set you up for success.
Prepare yourself and your surroundings
Sounds simple, but many job seekers underestimate just how important getting their video appearance right really is. While you may think the only thing the interviewer can see is your face, they will be able to see some of your surroundings too. This makes it important to get both right. Key things to consider include:
Keep body language in check
During a video interview it’s important to be mindful of your body language and facial expressions. This is because some gestures and behaviours that are fine in person can be distracting on video (you want them focused on what you’re saying not what you’re doing). Key things to consider include:
Practice makes perfect
If you’re uncomfortable with the technology or how you look/sound on camera, the best thing you can do is practice, practice, practice. One of the real advantages of pre-recorded video interviews is that you can practice and refine your interview technique before sharing your final version with the employer. You should take this opportunity to record yourself, watch your response and make tweaks to improve your performance. Another helpful exercise is to ask someone else to interview you via video and ask for feedback. This will ensure you deliver a polished performance and actually answer the question being asked.
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