You are a one-of-a-kind individual. So why is it that so many of us get nervous when telling a prospective employer all about how great we are? In a digital interview, it’s important to put your best foot forward and effectively describe who you are and what you have to offer a successful organization. Your value will be communicated through your poise, confidence, and clarity. It's more important than ever to be able to distinguish yourself from the pack and sell yourself as a valuable employee; here are tips on how to prepare like a pro for your next digital interview.
1. Know Your Skills
Determine the top 5 skills your employer is looking for beforehand – when they ask you about your skills you don’t want to hesitate being able to effectively communicate them so that it really comes across that you know what to do when it really counts for your employer.
2. No rants
Be direct when asked a direct question – taking the long road to get to a clear answer can lose attention from the interviewer reviewing your resume. Get to the meat first, then elaborate your response.
3. Control your environment
Make sure your computer equipment (camera, microphones, etc.) are working well so you don’t have a glitch during the interview. Wear appropriate clothing for the job you are interviewing for and make sure the room you are in is well-lit and free from other noises and outside distractions. You want to ensure that they employer is focused on you, and not your dancing cousins in the background.
4. Be yourself!
Along with job skill and training, hiring managers are also always looking for someone that will fit well within their company culture. Make sure your personality shows – that can be the make or break for a company looking for the right fit. If it isn’t a fit culturally, you will probably be happier somewhere else so never sacrifice showing who you are, every time.
Don’t get nervous the next time you sit down to take a HireVue. Follow these 4 simple steps to take on your next video interview like a star – preparation is al