A videoconference interview may be conducted in order to save on travel costs. Some employers use Skype and others may set up a videoconference interview with the Wisconsin BBA Interview and Program Center, 3290 Grainger Hall. Here are tips for videoconference interviews:
- Treat your video interview as seriously as any other interview. Be on time and prepared.
- Conduct the videoconference interviews in a neutral, quiet room. The recruiter can see and hear everything that goes on in your room during the interview.
- Dark clothing is best suited for a video interview. Avoid fabrics with busy patterns and do not wear solid white or red; these colors do not come across well.
- Look into the camera while speaking instead of looking into the monitor showing the faces of the long-distance participants.
- Speak clearly and slowly. You do not need to shout. Allow the other party to finish speaking before beginning your response. There may be delays during the conversation.
- Small gestures and nervous habits are magnified on camera, so necktie-flipping, hair smoothing, paper clip-twisting and pen-jiggling should be tamed.
- Avoid commenting “on-air” before or after the interview. These comments will be broadcasted to your interviewers.
- Smile during the interview
- Relax and be yourself. Your personality and qualifications will come across well during the video interview.
- Like any other type of interview…follow up with a thank you note!