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10 tips for video interview success

16.January 2019 2 Min. Lesezeit Insight Stories

Don’t worry, you’ve got this!

We get it. Interviews can be intimidating (especially when it’s on video). We want you to do your best, so we’ve put together our strongest tips for you to stand out in all the right ways.

1. Be authentic

We want to see the real you, so use this time to show us. Answer the questions as if you were in front of the interviewer in person and just be yourself.

2. Come prepared

It stands out when someone does their homework. Think about what might be asked in advance. You want to spend your time answering the questions, not thinking them through.

3. Convey what’s most important

Think about who you are and what you want us to know about you. What should we remember about you after the interview is over? Write these things down and tie your answers back to them.

4. Dress appropriately

We’ll be treating this just like a standard interview and hope you will too. Make sure to reflect your most professional self. Consider your posture and how you project yourself and match them as you would if you were meeting with us in person.

5. Look into the camera – not at the screen

Eye contact is important. This will be our first impression of you, so establishing a personal connection can go a long way.

6. Take a deep breath

It’s normal to be nervous. Most people feel the same way as you do! Take a moment to calm your nerves before starting. You want to appear confident, engaging and prepared.

7. Not a finance guru? No problem

We’re not expecting you to be. We’re here to grow with you. Focus on your strengths. If you share a passion for the industry, let us know.

8. Delete the distractions

Look around. Would anything in the background be distracting to you speaking, or to us when viewing? Find a quiet place and try to tame down any tendency to fidget in your chair or with your hands. We want the focus to be on you.

9. Test it out

Can we hear you? Can we see you? If possible, do a test run, or two, to make sure everything is working correctly (sound, video, lighting, camera angle). We don’t want anything to throw you off your game.

10. Turn your experiences into takeaways

Be able to speak to what’s on your resume, how you learned from it, and relate it to what we’re looking for. Why you, why us? Understand what you have to offer, and let us know why we’re a good fit for you.

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