How To Handle A Video Interview

Video interviews are becoming a more and more common part of the recruitment process and you may find that a company will invite you for a video interview after you have applied. Video interviews might seem scary, but really you have nothing to worry about. We’re here to help you figure out how to handle a video interview.

What is a video interview?

A video interview is an interview conducted remotely via a video call system such as Skype or Facetime. Video interviews are typically conducted as the first stage of the interview process.

What should you wear for a video interview?

You all know what you should wear to a face-to-face interview, and video interviews are no different. Try to dress smartly in the same sort of clothes you would wear to a regular interview… And don’t forget to wear trousers!

What will you be asked in a video interview?

A video interview is rather similar to a phone interview. You will be asked basic admin questions such as salary expectations and notice period as well as the typical competency based questions you can expect from any interview.

In a video interview you will not typically be asked to perform a task or skills based assessment as these sorts of tests are usually only during a face-to-face meeting.

The pros of a video interview:

  • You can do the interview remotely
  • A video interview is more personal than a phone interview
  • Very cost and time efficient

The cons of a video interview:

  • Technical issues might interrupt the flow of the interview
  • Video interviews can sometimes feel awkward or unnatural