How to set up for Video Interviews

We are all getting a crash course right now in video chats on Zoom, Skype, and Microsoft Teams but video job interviews were becoming more common even before the Coronavirus pandemic. In fact, video interviews have been a part of Jamie Belinne’s GENB 3302 class for several years using InterviewStream.

Be sure to check out the rest of our site for help with the content of your interview but this blog post is going to focus on some best practices for the setup so you look and sound your best for video interviews, online classes, presentations, and just chatting online with your friends.

This video is from a few years ago but the tips are as timely as ever on setting up a room for great lighting and sound.

The Muse also has a great article on The Best Way to Set Up for a Video Interview (So You’ll Look and Sound Like a Winning Candidate) which includes this great walkthrough:

Want to double-check your setup before your big interview or presentation? Contact us at the Rockwell Career Center for a quick web call and we can check to see how you look and sound. 🙂

Good luck!

By Troy Hopkins
Troy Hopkins Director, Undergraduate Career Counseling Troy Hopkins