How to Ace Your Video Interview

Five easy-to-follow tips to make sure your next video interview goes off without a hitch.

Five easy-to-follow tips to make sure your next video interview goes off without a hitch.
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5. Don't stress. You've been on interviews before; this one just happens to be on camera. Prepare as you would for any in-person interview, and be confident. Take any technical mishaps in stride and approach your first video interview as a learning experience. "The employer isn't expecting a perfect interview as though you were a TV announcer. They understand that you're a person," Doyle says. "Feel comfortable about it – don't feel that it's high-pressure just because it's video."

If something goes wrong, don't be afraid to get in touch with the recruiter or the tech support of your video provider, Young says. "Be forward with it. State that you had a problem, and you can work through it. It's not the first time that a recruiter has heard that they've had a technical issue, so don't try to cover it up," he advises.