Tips for Remote Video Interviews
With COVID, many interviews are now online. Here are 10 tips to make you look your best.
- Use a laptop or desktop computer rather than a phone. Position it at eye level. You may need to boost up your laptop on a book or box.
- Most calendar invitations for remote interviews include a link to check computer connections prior to the meeting. Be sure to take advantage of that at least a day ahead of time. Check your lightening, height and framing beforehand.
- Ensure you have a good internet connection.
- Find a quiet room so you’re not interrupted or distracted.
- Be mindful of your background. You don’t want a busy background, ie cluttered bookshelves or a patterned wallpaper. Plain is best.
- Watch your lighting. Windows behind you can darken your screen and not show your face well. Windows should be in front of you.
- Frame your shot so that the interviewer can see from the chest up and not a tight head shot.
- Silence any notifications that may come through on your computer or phone.
- Dress professionally. Busy, loud prints do not project well. Solid colors look best.
- Enter the meeting room 3-5 minutes early.