Tips for Successful Video Interviews

Tips for Successful Video Interviews

The modern era is a time where technology plays a vital role in everyday’s tasks. Everyday something new is invented to make the living of the common people easier & comfortable. In the earlier phase, people have to travel miles for an interview but these days, everything is done online. Now you can have online video interviews, which save the time of both the recruiter as well as of the volunteer. Before going for an online video interview, there are many things that you need to look out for so that everything goes the way you have expected.

Here are the few things that you should check before having a video interview. Keep reading

1.  Be yourself

The most important thing that you should keep in mind at the time of interview is that you should be authentic & transparent and provide genuine data to the authority. Many make the mistake of withholding the important information or giving out false info, which becomes an issue afterward.

2.  Have a quality assured video

It is a key point to have a superior quality webcam as it will make your presentation more effective and it will be beneficial to present your performance as it is at the other end. So always watch out for any hindrance so that you can act smoothly while giving the interview.

3.  Practice is a key for Success

Practice the interview and record it on a video to see yourself that how have you performed. The major benefit that you will have is that you will get to know about your shortcomings and faults. You will be able to make improvements where you lack or stuck. Another thing is that you will come to know about the working of your gadgets & equipments.

4.  Have a good posture & poise

You will have more confidence in right posture and the way you speak. Always choose a comfortable sitting posture and try sitting with your back straight. Try to focus on your breathing as it will let some nervousness flush out and make use of hand gestures as well, but not too much.

5.  Check your background

You should eliminate things from your background that seem to distract you or which might distract your interviewer. Choose a decent background which is noise free and where you can put your full concentration on your interview. Check out an adequate lighting so that your face is visible. If possible, place a lamp behind your computer so that your face gets well lighted.

6.  Confirm Equipment

Make a proper check of your equipment like mike should be giving a superior quality sound, camera stands (if required), lights etc. Also make a pre-run of the software you are going to use for the online video interview like Skype, Google Hangouts or Zoom to check the video quality. 

7.  Make eye contact

This is the most important aspect that you should look for; always make an eye contact with the interviewer by looking at the camera. This trick would ensure that you are actively participating and shows your level of alertness.


The more you practice and gain confidence in your abilities, the more likely you are to ace the interview and get the job. It would be beneficial for you to have a proper check of the mike & the gadgets you will use so that the interview goes well. The key thing to ace an interview is a practice, so repeat several times to make yourself perfect.