How to Ace Your Video Job Interview

Many companies, like ones on Harri, are embracing modern hiring methods. Video interviews are quickly becoming common practice.

Here are some tips on how to ace your next video interview:

#1: Do a technology test run.

You do not want to miss out on the job interview due to technical difficulties. Double check to see that all your technology, including your video/webcam software, microphone and speakers, are running properly. 

#2: Practice in front of your screen.

In addition to making sure your equipment is working, conduct a trial video job interview. Ask a friend to pretend and play the role of the hiring manager. Rehearsing, even for a little bit, can help calm your nerves. Maybe consider practicing and answering the most common restaurant job interview questions during the mock interview.

#3: Be distraction free.

It is essential that you select a place where you will not be disturbed.

  • Interview in a quiet, well-lit space, so that your interviewer can hear and see you clearly.
  • Good lighting is also appreciated. Sit in front of a light source, rather than behind it, because it will create shadows.
  • Turn off of silence your phone during the interview.

#4: Dress as if you would in a face-to-face interview.

Even though you are not sitting in on an in-person interview, you still have to be in presentable attire. Wear a button-down or blouse, and pants. It is important to dress in a complete outfit because it will help you feel and project professionalism when you speak with your potential employer.

#5: Send a thank-you note and follow up.

As you would in any other interview, remember to thank the person you interviewed with for their time. After, send them an email, so that you can easily contact them in a week or two about updates in your job status.



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