Preparing for a Zoom or Skype Interview

This is your first chance to make a great impression. After you have done your research on the company and prepared questions to ask your interviewer, do the following in order to have a successful video interview. 

Video Interview DO’s:

  1. Find a quiet, private, well-lit place, free from possible interruptions.
  2. Do a test run to make sure your Wifi, audio and video are all working properly.
  3. ENGAGE with your interviewer – look at the camera not the screen.
  4. It’s fine to take notes and use them but don’t allow that to be a distraction.
  5. Dress like you would for an in-person interview.
  6. Leave your cell phone out of sight, there is no reason for distractions when you only have 30-45 minutes to impress. 
  7. Close the interview, if you want the job make sure they know it, ask for email addresses and send out Thank You notes.

Video interview DONT’s:

  1. Answering a cell phone or responding to a text.
  2. Large Dog or child running across the room. While this could be incredibly hard to manage, try to not let it break your focus. 
  3. Inappropriate attire.  If you are interviewing for a job in sales, ripped jeans, a baseball cap and poor eye contact will likely result in failure.

We have 30-40 open roles with clients who are hiring with strong balance sheets!  Now is the time to find your next great job.