by : Lydia Anglin
Here are 4 tips to help you ace video interviews and conferences.
Record Yourself With Your Webcam or Practice in the Mirror
The same way you would run questions with a friend or career services representative to prepare for an interview, compile a list of potential questions and then record yourself answering them into your webcam. It will certainly feel uncomfortable the first few times, but if you look strange in your recording, then you’ll definitely look strange to whoever is ultimately reviewing the footage.
If you don’t have access to a webcam, your cell phone camera or a simple bathroom mirror can suffice. Remember to keep pushing forward in your practice runs, regardless if you make a mistake or not. Practice makes perfect.
Find a Quiet Location with Good Light & Wifi
There is nothing worse than nailing most of your interview questions and making a strong impression… and then your computer freezes. Give yourself at least one hour before your interview to test your wifi connection and confirm your intended background/location. Waiting until five minutes before your call will not give you any wiggle room to make changes in the event that the setting is too dark, messy, or echoey. First impressions go a long way, so make sure you secure all of the easy wins.