How to answer video interview questions
It’s tempting to look directly at the screen, but try and look at the camera instead and engage with the person who’s speaking to you. If you need the question repeated, just ask.
Rustling papers will be picked up by microphones, so if you’re using notes make sure that they’re laid out where you can see them without having to move bits of paper around.
And finally, try and relax! It’s still possible to make a great first impression via a video interview, and it’s new territory for all of us here at DWP Digital too.
Pete concludes: “I’ve done my fair share of video interviewing, and there are some great tips here for anyone unfamiliar with this approach. For our part, whatever the format, we want to the bring the best out of you. There are no tricks or traps.
“A successful interview for us is where we’ve given you the best possible opportunity to show us that you’ve got the skills, knowledge and experience we’re looking for.
“There’s no reason we can’t do as well via video link as we would face-to-face – and at this point we’re well used the sounds of dogs barking and toddler tantrums in the background of meetings!”
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