5 Tips To Master a Virtual Interview

1-2 minutes

Since the Covid-19 pandemic, more and more employers have seen the benefits of conducting job interviews - particularly first stage interviews - via a video link rather than face to face. 

With this in mind, you should be prepared to tackle both types of interview should you be invited to a virtual interview. Here are our top 5 tips to master the virtual interview:

Understand the platform you are using

Whether you are using Zoom, Skype or Microsoft Teams, you need to make sure you have an account and that it is downloaded to your device (if it needs to be). Make sure you understand how the platform works so you aren’t panicking as the interview is about to commence. A practice run through with a friend beforehand would be a good idea. 

Choose a suitable location

Find a quiet location with a neutral background for your interview. Ensure the room is well lit and position the camera so the upper third of your body is visible to the hiring manager. 

Ensure the internet connection is steady

One of the most important things is to choose a location which has a reliable steady internet connection. The internet dropping in and out will completely ruin your interview and leave you feeling panicked. 

Dress appropriately 

Even though it’s a video interview, you must still dress as you would for a face to face interview. This includes your lower half just in case you need to stand up for any reason. 

Be conscious of your body language

It can be more difficult to build rapport during a video interview so you must be even more mindful of your body language. During times when the hiring manager is speaking, nod and smile to communicate that you are paying attention and interested in what they are saying.   

Ensure the camera is positioned at eye level so you aren’t hunching over the device during the interview.

Who is Spencer Clarke Group? 

Since 2017, we've been changing the face of recruitment. From our employees, to the way we do business, to the culture within our office, we're determined to make a difference and create a positive impact on everyone around us.

Recruitment to us isn't just about matching candidates and clients; we’re passionate about finding candidates the perfect job which has the ability to boost their salary and standard of living, better their work life balance and improve their mental health. 

Similarly, we understand the impact which an experienced and skilled employee can make to a business and we love seeing clients thrive through the hard work of candidates which we have placed with them. 

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