- Posted by Vidcruiter
- On December 13, 2012
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- digital interviewing, online interview, video interviewing, virtual interview
How to prepare best for an interview
Online interviews can be similar to conventional, person to person interviews. But it does have it’s few unique elements that can provide you with opportunities to better your chances of getting hired. Online interviews are virtual interactions over a real-time platform or an asynchronous channel. Real-time interviews are two-way video and audio feed that allow two people from separate locations to talk. For asynchronous channels, there are online firms that provide such a platform that is made up of pre-recorded interview questions that allow job applicants to access a system to record their responses. Both these online interview approaches are very effective and is widely used by many organizations today. So what can you do to maximize your interview session?
First of all do not get into an online interview without having a very good idea of who the employer is, what he does, the profile of its customers, and other basic information about the organization. Prepare yourself mentally and do not allow to be hurried into it. Do not forget to dress to be hired. Get into your best corporate look and observe properly. Show the recruiter on the other line that you are far-reaching of getting the job and you are doing every effort to look professional even if you are in the confines of your home. Face the camera with confidence. You can only do this if you come in prepared and ready to impress the interviewer.
Produce your video well
In many ways, you are producing your very own interview video feed. You need to prepare for the best place to put the camera to maximize natural lighting. If the interview is done in the evening, be sure to compensate your lighting needs with enough artificial lighting so that your interviewer can see you clearly, not strain to look at a silhouette. Also be sure to position your camera to cover a decent, clean and visually neutral wall. The last thing that you want is to go through an interview with your pile of laundry in the background. No matter how you prepare for lighting and wardrobe, you can still fail to leave a lasting impression with an inappropriate interview setting.
The whole interview process is a two-way communication. So be sure to be as clear as you can be when you answer the questions. This will all boil down to delivery. Speak slowly (and make sure your microphone is functioning well) so that the recruiter can get the every word you say. It is best that you practice and try out with a friend in your contact list before you go through the actual interview. Make sure your video and audio feed is functioning best to steer clear of delays when the actual interview starts. Pace your answers, think before you answer and keep the formal tone always.
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