Virtual Interviews

Virtual Interviews

Types of Video Interviews

1. At the employer’s office/rooms

 This may happen if a person on the interview panel is at a different location.   In this instance you should be prepared as if you were attending an in-person interview – be on time, be prepared, dress appropriately. In some instances the interviewer may interview you on your own, or be part of a zoom meeting, where (s)he is only part of the interview panel.

 2. At your home 

The video interview may take place at your home or designated place. In this case, you’ll be responsible for finding a quiet location with a good internet connection and a computer or laptop with a webcam. Some public libraries may have a space you can use, even equipment you can use or hire.

If you’re using Zoom, Skype, Google Hangouts or another video conference provider, make sure that you have a professional username and check your privacy settings. If necessary, set up a new account for your video interviews.

 3. Pre-recorded video interviews

Instead of being connected with a person, you’ll be prompted to answer interview questions that have been pre-recorded or appear in writing on the screen. You’ll record your answer to each question and the employer will review the recording later.

There may be a time limit for the answers and you may be given the opportunity to rerecord your answer.  Be prepared as if you were attending an actual interview and have your answers ready.

 General tips:

  • Always ensure the light is behind you and your background is clear and not distracting.
  • Warn others in your house you are online and to not make disruptive noise.
  • Log in well before your interview to make sure your equipment is functioning.
  • Remember to smile and make eye contact with the interview panel.

 And if you would like further tips or help please contact us 

Posted: Tuesday 22 February 2022