4 hot tips for video interviews


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  1. Treat a video interview like any other normal job interview. Just because you’re not seeing your prospective employer in person just yet doesn’t mean you shouldn’t look professional. Ensure you’re dressed appropriately and look tidy.
  2. The same goes for your surroundings! Make sure you’re in a quiet, private area with no mess in the background.
  3. Give your technology a test-run. Make sure your Skype or other video calling software is working correctly and that your internet connection is up to scratch.
  4. Have a back-up plan, such as the employer’s phone number which you can call if the worst happens and your technology fails.

Fun fact

Did you know that first impressions really do stick? That means you need to put your best foot forward right away, whether by video, phone or in person. 

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Learn interview skills to help impress employers at our answering interview questions, interview practice and personal branding workshops. You can also do practice interviews online using Interview Stream.

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Part 2 - 28 June, 12.30-1.30pm

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