Interviews aren’t just about knowing how to showcase your skills, education and experience but proving to the interviewer how capable you are for the job more than anyone and that you would be a dedicated employee who has the company’s best interest at heart. So, it’s very important to ace an interview because “An Interview can make or break an opportunity”
The Corona pandemic has shifted the in-person interview to video interview creating a major shift in the traditional form of hiring and it has become the new ‘normal’. Video Interviews can be a great challenge for the job seekers that’s why it is very important to practice and practise before you are actually ready to face the interviewer.
These are a few tips that can help you crack the interview.
STABLE INTERNET CONNECTION
Check on that Wi-Fi connection. A poor internet connection can completely mess up the rapport you are having with the interviewer. Do a dry run with your friend and make sure you can be seen on the camera and also you can hear and be heard.
LOOK AT THE CAMERA
Your camera should be at an eye level. Don’t look down or certainly not the video cutting your head, set up the laptop in such a way that you look at the camera directly. Practice your response with your friend or a mirror.
CHOOSE A NEUTRAL BACKGROUND
Choose a background that is not too distracting. You can opt for a virtual background and make sure that you are facing the light source and the light should never be behind your head or facing the camera because it will be difficult for the interviewer to clearly see your face. Do not sit in a dimly lit room
PREPARE FOR COMMON INTERVIEW QUESTIONS
Prepare for common interview questions that you could expect an employer could ask such as:
1. Tell me about yourself
2. Why do you want to apply for this role?
3. Why should we consider you for this position?
4. What are your Greatest Strengths? Weakness?
5. Why are you interested in working for this company?
While answering these questions the bonus tip is to sound confident. Don’t fumble too much. Maintain direct eye contact with the interviewer with a gentle smile. Always express your answers in a positive manner that will give a good impression to the interviewer. Avoid saying negative things about the previous employers.