6 video tips to nail your video interview

Tip #1: Test front light exposure

You neither want too little light (you will appear dark and yellow) nor too much (pale and washed-out blue or white). Don’t sit with the window behind you, the overhead lighting casts dark shadows. Try to have as much natural light coming from behind the camera in front of you as possible.

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How to nail a video interview | Follow-up

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Congratulations, the interview is almost completed and you did great! You went through all the preparation so the interview went smoothly. You also looked well-prepared and professional. Now all you have to do is finish the conversation and then wait anxiously by the phone for that second interview invitation or job offer. But wait a minute; don’t be too relaxed just yet! The closing and follow up of the interview are still all part of your presentation and therefor an important and final opportunity to land that dream job. In this fourth and final part of our blog series we give you some tips on the closure and follow-up so you can use those last few steps of the interview to your full advantage. Read More

How to nail a video interview | the Interview

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In our previous blog we provided you with some useful tips for a proper preparation. Now that you are fully prepared, it’s time to put your practice into action: your interview. Since you’ll only have one chance to present yourself to your potential employer, you will need to give it all you’ve got to land your desired job. In this blog post we give you pointers that will help you make the most of your interview. Read More

How to nail a video interview | Preparation

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To be prepared is half the victory. If you want to make a good impression on your interview, a proper preparation is of great importance. Even though you may not exactly know what to expect, there are several things you can do before the actual interview. And this is important for any interview, even the good ol’ off-line interview. We will have a look at research, script, set-up and practice. Your dream job is waiting, so let’s get started! Read More

How to nail a video interview?

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Even in an economic downturn we see an ever increasing number of job interviews. The underlying trends are clear: more free agents, more part-timers and shorter employment periods. In order to get the same number of seats filled, companies will need to interview ever more candidates. This holds true even in the economic downturn of the last few years and with the global economy picking up steam in 2014, this trend will further accelerate. On the other hand, in many European markets the unemployment rates remain high resulting in plenty of competition around job opportunities. Jobseekers therefore will need to be competitive and on top of their interview game to land their desired job. Read More

The first impression

They say that the first impression is the last impression. It only takes three to five seconds for someone to evaluate and form an opinion about you. That’s why many recruiters make a decision about wether to hire the candidate only whitin the first five minutes of an interview. But did you realize that candidates are also people and have the same swift judgement capabilities? But how do you create a good, lasting impression at a job interview? This article provides some useful tips to help you do this. Read More

Automated or a-synchronous video interviews – what to expect

More and more organizations use video as an integrated part of their recruitment process. When conducting a digital interview as a candidate, there are multiple interview types that you may encounter. Therefore, we will dig a little bit deeper in the different interview types and give you some insights into how these interviews work. In this blog we’ll have a look at the automated video interview. In our next two blogs we will discus two other common interview types: live video interviews and the video CV. Read More

Video CV – what to expect

To complete our blog series on what to expect from different types of video interviews, we will have a look at the Video CV. 

A Video CV is a short video presentation created by a candidate to present him- or herself to a future employer. Candidates can describe their individual’s skills and qualifications but can also showcase their abilities (soft-skills), something that would not be possible in a traditional paper resume. It allows candidates to stand out and get noticed by prospective employers earlier. Take a look at this Video CV from a PR practitioner in the UK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9EzNll1U2N8.

In general, there are two ways of going down the video resume route: Read More