Many companies have adopted the form of virtual interviews. But many people are asked in this particular environment: "How to prepare for a virtual interview?" The virtual interview is just an optimization of the face-to-face interview mode, not a subversion. Today's article gives you some advice.
1. Prepare in advance
For most people, preparation should begin a week before the interview. Organize your personal and company information in advance—for example, company name, office location, phone number, and email address. In addition, organize some things you think you need to prepare in your notebook and carry them with you.
2. Be polite
Suppose you need the means to greet the interviewer in the video; practice how to greet the interviewer in advance. You must ensure the other person is seen and cared about when one person is away. Although video interviews bring you convenience, remember your manners.
3. Master virtual interview skills
In addition to preparing ahead of time, there are a few tips to master during a virtual interview. It is necessary to set up the host position in advance to ensure that you can fully devote yourself to the interview during the interview process and pay attention to eye contact to avoid eyes wandering elsewhere. At the same time, ensure that the computer and mobile phone are stable and there should be no lag. Before the interview, you can do some small tests in advance, prepare all the documents on the computer, check whether the desktop is tidy and so on.
Dressing for a virtual interview can be tricky. Before the interview, you need to learn about the company, its job content and its industry in advance. Choose clothing that matches in colour, material and style to give your outfit a professional look. If you wear a formal suit, you can prepare the clothes a day in advance. If you need to wear a more traditional suit, it should be ironed the night before!
5. Be prepared to introduce yourself and answer questions
Many people get nervous and act unnatural during an interview. But in reality, if you don't prepare ahead of time, when it comes time for the interview, you may not be able to perform typically due to nervousness. Therefore, do an excellent job in the two parts of "self-introduction" and "answering questions". Know the answer to this question in advance, and think about what you should say and how to say it in advance so that you don't have too many worries.
6. Use Suitable Video Conferencing Equipment
Selecting appropriate video conferencing equipment for virtual interviews is vital as you'll need to ensure that the interviewers will be able to see you as an applicant clearly and leave a good impression. Therefore, when selecting the video conferencing equipment, you'll need to consider the image quality, sound quality and whether the equipment is user-friendly. A few selections can be regarded when purchasing video conferencing equipment.(1) EMEET SmartCam C980 Pro
With 1080P resolution, four noise-canceling microphones, and two loudspeakers, the EMEET SmartCam C980 Pro is the all-in-one webcam you've been looking for. A video conference call, online teaching, telehealth care, etc. can all be conducted with this device. Easy to use and compatible with a wide range of devices. With auto backlight compensation, auto white balance, and auto exposure, intelligent auto light correction helps show the best of you no matter where you are.
(2) EMEET SmartCam C960
EMEET's SmartCam C960 webcam offers crisp, detailed images, noise-canceling microphones, and auto light correction for natural sounding conversations. Great value for money. Moreover, it delivers full HD 1080P crisp images filled with details thanks to four layers of anti-glare lens, making you always look remarkable no matter what situation you face.
7. Select A Quiet Place
If you want to be the centre of the conversation, choose a room with optimal lighting, preferably near a window or blank wall. Keep your surroundings tidy regardless of where you sit, whether in your living room or home office. Employers are hard-pressed to believe that you have a focus on detail when your screens need to be clearer. The computer should be placed on a desk or table. The webcam should be at eye level, so your laptop is stacked on three or four large books.
8. Body Language
You will still want to position your webcam at eye level to make eye contact with a video interviewer, although it is difficult to make true eye contact with them. As you speak, keep your eyes on the camera. It is essential to communicate clearly and confidently with ample eye contact, even through a computer screen. You should also pay attention to your overall body language and facial expressions.