Before 2020, we rarely had video interviews. Back then, many companies relied on technology for their interviews that dated back to the 1800s: the telephone. Our society became masters of the audio age.
The only way to get real “Face Time” with a company during an interview was to be there in person.
And until 2020, many companies were completely content with that.
But because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the interview landscape has changed. Video interviews have become necessary. And for many companies, they have become the preference. Now, it feels like 9 out of 10 interviews we’re lining up for our clients are through video.
In our last episode of Leaving The Nest, we spoke about phone interviews. Don’t get me wrong, mastering the phone interview is crucial. These phone interview skills are essential to laying a solid foundation for video interviews. That’s because video interviews can be very similar but with the extra umph of turning your cameras on.
This is Leaving the Nest and my name is Kathleen Pellegrino from ROCS Grad Staffing. Our mission is to help you find a job out of college and thrive in the real world.
In today’s episode, we’ll share some tips and tricks to help you nail your next video interview.
I can’t wait for you to “see” what’s in store for this one, enjoy!
[00:42] - Kathleen introduces the topic of today’s episode: video interviews.
[01:15] - Kathleen explains how video interviews used to be a rare tactic, but since the pandemic, video interviews account for almost 9 out of 10 interviews.
[01:49] - We learn tips on how to prepare for a video interview.
[02:56] - How long do video interviews typically last?
[04:05] - Backgrounds in videos are conversation starters and Kathleen explains why this can be a good or a bad thing.
[05:20] - What cameras are the most ideal for video interviews? Kathleen shares her advice.
[06:45] - There are many video conferencing softwarnales being used for interviews today.
[07:49] - Ready...set...hold... Kathleen warns that video conferences may not start right away, but we should be ready nonetheless as they can begin when we least expect them to.
[08:42] - How can we show confidence over a video call?
[09:45] - Kathleen reveals one of the best practices of elite video callers: the mute button.
[11:24] - What is required for a video interview?
[13:00] - Kathleen explains why she prefers it when candidates take written notes instead of typing it out.
[13:20] - Kathleen recaps some of the major points covered.
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