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How to Ace Your Interview with Modern Hire: Easy 5-Step Checklist

Video interviews are now an integral component in the rapid evolution of work. If you’re feeling nervous, here’s an easy five-step checklist to help you make a lasting impression on your potential employer and land that dream job. 

First: What to wear for a video interview

When preparing for your video interview, dress professionally. Solid colors are a safe choice because busy patterns or large graphics can be distracting on camera. 

Second: How to prepare for a video interview

Once you have decided what you’re going to wear on camera, it’s time to take note of your background and surroundings. Remove any visual distractions such as windows, open doors, or pets. If you can, find a quiet, well-lit area, preferably with the light source behind the webcam shining on your face. This helps your face remain well-lit and visible to the interviewer.

Third: How to adjust your camera for your video interview

Position your camera so that it is roughly at eye level. You want your head and shoulders in the frame to help you look confident and professional. Avoid having the camera focused only on your face (too close) or pointed up under your chin (unflattering angle). 

Fourth: Check your device settings before your interview

If you are using a mobile device, make sure your battery is healthy, preferably fully charged. Test your microphone for sound quality before you begin.

Fifth: How to ace your video interview 

You’re wearing a professional, solid-colored outfit in a quiet, well-lit, and clutter-free space, ready to ace your interview. Follow the instructions carefully and if there is a time limit, keep an eye on the time. When answering the interview questions, speak clearly and concisely, and allow your personality to shine. 

Give yourself an extra boost of confidence with these easy tips to prepare for your video – or voice – online interview. Whether this is your first or your fiftieth video interview, following these simple steps will give you the best chance at leaving a good impression to your future employer. 

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