Video Interviews are now one of the most common forms of interviews. Either as an initial screening, or for any role that is remote. Sometimes this is followed up with other interview formats or additional rounds of video interviews.
- Review any interview confirmation information you were sent prior to the start time. Download any application you might need and visit the website or run the application to familiarize yourself with the service
- Try practicing on the interview platform with a friend, family member, or trusted colleague a day or two before your interview to make sure any technical difficulties are solved to save you any anxiety or embarrassment the day of
- Research the company, find out what your team contributes to, and look up anyone you will be speaking with
- Prepare and practice your 30-second elevator pitch, be ready to sell yourself
- Add the interview date and time into your calendar. Often you can also add the meeting link to the calendar reminder so that you have all of the important information at your fingertips when the time comes
- Check the background of the room you are in, eliminating any distractions. Ensure your environment is quiet, and that you are well lit and in a stationary chair so you are not fidgeting
- Dress as if you are going on-site, this is typically business professional unless otherwise stated. Don't skimp on the pants either!
- Research and prepare responses to common interview questions, and think of questions to ask back to your interviewer to demonstrate your interest
- Review the job description again, familiarize yourself with the requirements and be ready to relate prior experiences to demonstrate your knowledge or ability to perform well in the role
- Listen to the interviewer, let them lead the conversation, try your best to make "eye contact", and smile! Be friendly and conversational, but professional
And for all of these types of interviews - Send a thank you message after! This can be an email or a physical card if you went on-site (keep them pre-written in the car and drop off with the receptionist afterwards).