When it comes to interviews, you may never really know what to expect. Sure, you may have had a few in the same industry, but we’re almost certain they have each differed in some way. This can make preparation tricky, especially if you have a video interview coming up and you’ve never had one before.
Video interviews are very similar to in-person interviews, however, you don’t need to leave the comfort of your home. Below, we have explained the main aspects to help you determine what to expect from a video interview.
From the onset, the interviewer wants to know more about you, so they may give you the opportunity to introduce yourself once they have greeted you and potentially explained how the process is going to work. This is where you can make your first full impression, determining how the rest of the video interview is going to go. Therefore, it is important that you are professional, polite and have a lot (but not too much) to say; you don’t want to shy away or be seen as finding the situation awkward.
We suggest you mention aspects such as the title of your previous position, how long you have been in the industry and why you chose that profession. It also doesn’t go amiss to thank the recruiter for taking the time to interview you as this shows appreciation and that you have recognised their efforts. After all, you didn’t even need to leave the house.
Even though you have probably spent days and nights leading up to the web interview looking into the company, the interviewer may provide you with some company information such as a brief company background, achievements and what sectors the organisation has, and whether it has departments such as HR, sales, accounts and recruitment. This is where you show your interest and even join in on the conversation if you are feeling confident, and have done enough research to back up your points.
The most obvious thing to expect from your video interview is questions, the interviewer wants to get to know you and get a feel for what you’ll be like in the job. They may ask you questions regarding your experience, what platforms you have used and why you want this new position. So ensure you prepare for questions surrounding those topics.
Now that questions for you are out the way, the interviewer will most likely provide you with the opportunity to ask your own questions – which you should definitely ask. Asking your own questions shows that you are active in the conversation and that you are interested in the role and excited about future prospects. As well as this, you can sell yourself and show off your skills and knowledge by asking industry-specific questions, such as about relevant software and platforms.
Jobzilla is the first recruitment agency to significantly enhance engagement between our clients and candidates by embracing modern video technology to revolutionise the recruitment process. Our video CVs and Video Interviews ensure candidates have the opportunity to express what makes them who they are and provides a valuable tool to help employers make quicker and more effective recruitment decisions.
If you’d like more information on how you can prepare for your upcoming video interview then why not contact Jobzilla today on 0203 507 1717, email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by filling out the contact form on our contact page.