Amid the uncertain landscape and with many clients working remotely, our HR Principal Consultant, Amy Breen, offers some tips to help alleviate any worries when it comes to moving face to face interviews to Skype. The same rules still apply for Skype and an interview online is just as important as a face to face interview and without the handshakes (virtual elbow bumps instead perhaps!)
1. Dress well and dress professionally
It is important to still dress like you were interviewing in person as it gets you ready and mentally prepared for the interview. The waist up is the most important so ensure that you look the part and think of the end of the screen as the board room table.
2. Limit your distractions
The less distractions you have the better. Somewhere with adequate lighting, that is relatively quiet is the best place to have your video interview.
3. Run a test on your technology to avoid any hiccups
Make sure your platform and technology works well and that you have enough battery. There is nothing worse than a laptop or tablet dying on you half way through a practice and useful answer.
4. Make eye contact using the camera
Eye contact is important when answering your questions and building rapport. Try not to focus too much on the overall screen or yourself in the photo. Be aware of your body language and ensure that you stay poised and present.
If you want advice or your company needs to tap into our unlimited advisory resources including our contacts that can help with video interviewing or to assist you in enabling remote working.
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Please do not hesitate to get in touch with Amy on [email protected] or 01 703 88 07, we are here to help.