Tips for Video Interviewing

With coronavirus concerns, the world as we know it has shifted. The economic landscape has changed, and many people are out of work and looking for new positions. Our team at Household Staffing understands that the current calls for social distancing are important. That’s why we are operating remotely, focusing on doing video interviews with potential household employee candidates. If you’ve never done one of these, here are some tips on how to make it successful, so you can land a new job quickly.

#1: Test your technology.

Before your video call starts, do a test run to ensure your equipment and internet connection is working well. Ensure you have all apps or plugins downloaded that are required, and make sure your computer’s camera is working properly. You can do a trial run with a friend or family member a day ahead of time, so you have some time to adjust the equipment if needed. This is also a good time to ensure you have proper charging cables and cords ready to go so you have a fully charged device on the day of the interview.

#2: Dress your best.

Don’t assume that you will only be seen from the waist up. Just like an in-person interview, make sure you dress your best from head to toe. Dressing nicely will make you feel confident, too!

#3: Get rid of distractions.

Choose a location in a quiet place that is free of distractions like pets or noisy kids. Silence your cell phone and turn off software updates on your computer that may show up on the screen during the interview. In addition, make sure the background of your call is free of clutter. Potential employers should be seeing messy rooms or laundry piles.

#4: Project.

Volume controls may vary, so it’s important to project your voice and speak clearly throughout the duration of the interview. The interview shouldn’t have to strain to hear you. Digital connections can also lag, so to ensure you aren’t talking over the interviewer, make sure you let them fully finish their sentence before beginning your answer.

When the interview starts to end, make sure you thank the potential employer for the opportunity. Then, follow up the interview with a handwritten thank you note in the next 24 hours. This is a great opportunity to show your appreciation for their time and show that you are interested in the position.

Ready to find your dream job? Let our experienced team at Household Staffing match you with a career that fits your experience and expertise. Contact us today to get the process started.