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How to Succeed in a Video or Phone Interview

A display of your talents and skills from the confines of home or your personal area are provided by video interviews. Always smile and be confident. Prepare yourself and be at your best during the interview, which uses technology making the process of hiring more cost-effective and comfortable for both parties involved

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Dressing and Acting Accordingly

There is this typical error for video and phone interviews which are actually approaching the moment normally because it is not in person, this is according to Katherine Burik, founder of The Interview Doctor.

They also said that you require you to be in your professional best in every step of the way. In order for you to do this, wear professional attire and speak very clearly. Also, make sure what your body tells and delivery of statements professionally done as well. To add, never skimp on preparations. Be prepared and confident enough to behave like an applicant that will surely get the desired position.

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Always prepare a fail-safe plan in signal problems scenarios

An assortment of sounds that has the ability to distract or even completely ruin a phone or video call interview, examples of these are background noise, children, TV or poor reception. Always try to search an area, somewhere quiet and if possible, use a landline. If your call is accidentally interrupted, accept this and ask for a rescheduling of the interview when possible.

If you know the location has poor reception, go to a different area that may have a better signal for the interview. Ask a relevant person or search to find in any nearby hotels or schools that may have a video conference room that they can let you use for a better interview outcome.

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Do a trial interview

It always requires a specific set of skills to perform very well on a video call or a phone interview.

Appearing on a screen might feel awkward at first especially if you don’t usually use the application for video conferencing, a possible solution for this is having a couple practice rounds with friends to get used to it. Get a friend to do the trial interview for you and then record the practice – view it so you get used to in vocally expressing in front of the camera. In similar to this, during a phone interview, it can be a bit of a pain in the neck to show the specific body language, which indicates the promotion of enthusiasm.

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Have an allowance on time to set up your tools

Setting up your tools can take up a lot of time to do so always set an allowance whenever you are getting ready with the devices that you will be doing. Prepare at least 10 minutes ahead, turn on the devices and ready.

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Just be yourself and avoid being over-prepared

There is nothing wrong with the idea to prepare answers possible questions but make sure you do not sound like you are reading from a precept of a script. Papers Board guide for being yourself says that having a few bulleted points to on hand and remember the points you may want to prove. It is very crucial not to sound scripted, usually, those people who make intense rustling noise while searching for an answer to every question that was asked do not qualify for the job that they are applying for.

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Show them that you are a great artistic fit for the company itself

The most relevant thing you require to showcase other than your efficiency and skill is that you are a great artistic fit for the company or organization. It may be really hard to do during a phone or video call interview, but the top thing to do is to be just in a natural way and try to turn the interview into an actual live conversation.

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Timing is everything

Be aware of the time it takes you to respond when being asked questions that will be given to you, whether it is a one-way or two-way interview. Lots of video interview apps and sites have certain time frames for their questions. You have to be concise, but make sure you answer the question properly and completely. There are no repeats in interviews, so always do your best.

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Your Strength and Your Weaknesses

Even though it may be a digital interview does not mean you will not deal with the usual questions.  One of these questions is, “What are your strengths and weaknesses?” Do not get distracted by the technology and do yourself some preparation for various interview questions such as this. Always consider your pros as a tool to help you reach success and weaknesses to further light up your motivation’s flames in reaching your goal.

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Speaking slowly but in a clean manner

Being nervous can cause you to speak hastily on the phone. This can be a huge adversary as the interviewer can’t see you to get caught up on any cues so your point may be missed. Always be weary of this and clarify words that you speak in a clear manner. This is really important if you have a very forceful accent. Another thing is to watch your language and avoid jargons, when sharing experiences, describe acronyms and other jargons so your employer can follow along.

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Complete your research

Employers leave time within the interview so you can ask questions, which they may rehash in the next interview. Do not be complacent and end up scrambling your way in thinking of what you should ask the interviewer. Prepare some questions about an issue that you can’t find online, such as their private company culture or other examples.

Further information

A display of your talents and skills from the confines of home or your personal area are provided by video interviews. Always smile and be confident. Prepare yourself and be at your best during the interview, which uses technology making the process of hiring more cost-effective and comfortable for both parties involved.

They also know you are human. Don’t be afraid to make a mistake. If you started off responding to a recruiter’s question and would have that urge to correct yourself, do so and re-state your answer. They will most likely to appreciate your honesty and willingness to admit your error. Do your best and take that position.

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