Practice before virtual job interviews

Monday, June 17 2013

Many companies now use video conferencing technology to conduct job interviews. By relying on software, recruiters can quickly move from one candidate to the next without stopping to dismiss one and then welcome another into the office. As a result, job seekers have had to hone their interviewing skills for the digital medium. 

When you're asked to participate in a video interview, you should familiarize yourself with the conferencing application to ensure that the meeting goes smoothly. Kelly Dingee, a sourcing researcher and executive trainer for AIRS, told TheLadders that practice makes perfect for the digital meetings

"A dry run with a friend is critical for you to have an idea of what to do and where to look as well as any potential hiccups," said Dingee. 

Spending time with an application allows you to figure out how advanced features work and when you should use those tools. Additionally, you should conduct a test video conference with one of your friends to ensure that your software is operational and you can conduct yourself professionally on camera. Ask your associate for feedback and some tips so you can improve before the real interview.