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How to Ace a Virtual Interview

Posted on July 2021

How to Ace a Virtual Interview

In a post-pandemic world, although many countries have been released from the imminent grips compounded by Covid-19, the future of a remote working paradigm is still uncertain. During this time, it is more likely that a candidate will be asked to interview via video conference call. Even prior to the global crisis, video interviews rocketed in popularity over the past decade as the technology required became universally accessible, and the time and cost savings for both sides are obvious. 

Though they are a brilliant solution for a role with lots of candidates to review, video interviews also have their own challenges, especially for the camera shy. There is also an issue with technical glitches, which can lead to a lot of frustration in an already high-pressure setting. “It’s important to always treat video interviews like any face-to-face scenario”, comments Danielle Cannici, Principal Recruitment Consultant at Larson Maddox. “Dress professionally and appropriately head-to-toe for the job you are interviewing for and make sure you enter the meeting on time.”

This guide runs through everything you need to know when preparing for both live and pre-recorded video job interviews. We’ve included tips on choosing the perfect location and creating a professional, corporate look within your domestic backdrop, alongside setting up your webcam and how to use body language for on-camera interviews. 

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