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Useful tips for a job interview via videoconference

Useful tips for a job interview via videoconference

Nowadays, thanks to the advancement of technology and the improvements in Internet connection speed, most job interviews no longer require the physical presence of the candidate at the headquarters of the company. Although it may seem otherwise, this ostensibly changes the rules of the game. For this reason, we are going to give you a series of useful tips that will be of great help if you have to face a videoconference type of interview.

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1. Make sure everything works correctly

Prepare your computer, webcam and your microphone in advance. Also, check that the Internet connection works correctly. Being cautious is of vital importance in this type of situation.

2. Take care of your image just like you would in a conventional interview

It is important that you wear a shirt, a jacket and, if you consider it appropriate, a tie. It is best to prepare yourself as if you were going to face the interview in person and always take into account the company's expectations from candidates when applying for the job. You should also take care of your surroundings. Make sure whatever appears around you is of a professional nature.

3. Control your body language

Body language is especially important in this type of interview. Therefore, be sure to keep your back straight and make eye contact with the interviewer. To do this, you will have to look at the 'webcam', not the computer screen. If you find this task quite difficult, it's best to practice beforehand. On the other hand, do not make any noise by fiddling with objects around you. The sound quality of your interview will be affected as a result and the interviewer will notice your nervousness. 

4. Pay attention to lighting

Lighting up a room to hold a job interview can be a more complex task than you think. If you use very bright light bulbs, the image will not be as clear as you want and the interviewer may feel uncomfortable while chatting with you. This is why you should try to use lamps or natural light in order not to distort your image on camera.

In summary, videoconference job interviews are becoming more common nowadays and if you follow the advice given here, you can be sure of overcoming them successfully. After all, it is only in this way that you will be able to take care of every single detail that can influence this type of interview.

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