Earlier posts 1 2 mentioned virtual video
interviewing as being available to ACS members.
First use is with PCs in Salt Lake City.
The first trial use with a member
Apparel: Dark, solid top
Comment: no jewelry, professional
Is it hard for you to look at your own self on a
video and be objective? It is for me.
It is good practice however to work with a
consultant on video interviews for an objective
critique that recognizes the limitations of the process.
A few suggestions
Webcam and eyes.
Position webcam at or above eye level
When responding look at the cam lens
rather than at other places
Be aware of glare from glasses
Use a full lit foreground, background and
diffused lighting on yourself
It is possible to over-expose.
Background and isolation
Have a simple solid color background
Study the background to include only
things you wish present, make symmetrical
Have no activity going on behind you.
Do a sound check to ensure fidelity
What to wear
Treat it like you will be seen by your
Wear solid color shirt/blouse, comfortable
Busy patterns or striped don’t do well
Smile and look at the camera
Pause 2-3 seconds, begin speaking a little
louder at the beginning and with good
Have an idea of what you want to say
before you begin
Verbal hang-ups like yes, um, like, etc.
are very obvious and need to be managed.