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The ability to use video conferencing for interviews is on the rise, due to the many benefits that it provides. Virtual interviews have increased in frequency in recent years due to the many benefits they provide both interviewers and interviewees.
Some of the benefits of video conferencing for an interview are:
In many ways, a video conferencing interview is just like an in-person interview, so much of the preparation and mechanics are the same. For example, it’s important to dress and act professionally, have your questions prepared in advance, be on time, and avoid interruptions.
In addition to standard interview preparation, here are some additional tips you should keep in mind when using video conferencing.
Before a video-conference interview, there is preparation that both the interviewer and interviewee will need to complete.
Directly before the interview starts, there are some last minute preparations to take care of. For both the interviewer and interviewee, these include:
When the time comes for the video conference interview to take place, it’s a good idea to make sure you are logged in ten minutes before the scheduled meeting.
Here are six other tips you should keep in mind when using video conferencing for an interview:
When using technology for an interview, there’s always the possibility something could go wrong. If that happens, it’s important to have a backup plan already in place.
Before the interview begins, you should ask the interviewee for a phone number where you can reach them if the video conferencing stops working. This way, if the sound cuts out, or you lose your internet connection, you can call them and either reschedule or continue the interview by phone.
We have a variety of video conferencing solutions available to suit your interviewing needs, including web conferencing, HD video conferences, and interactive meetings. Get in touch with our team today to learn more.
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