So Exactly How Are Your Video Interviewing Skills?

Posted on June 3, 2015. Filed under: Executive Job Search, International Job Seekers, Interviews, Job Market Trends, Job Search Tips, Personal Branding, Resumes |

hr90If you’re like most professionals today, regardless of where you fall on the corporate ladder, the answer to the title question is, “I don’t really know.”

And why should you really? It’s not like video interviewing has been around a long time or was taught in any college course you likely took.

Yet, the use of video, be it via Skype or FaceTime or Google Hangout or web conferencing is increasingly be used throughout the global marketplace. And it has found its way into the interview process as well.

Slowly but surely, the video interview is starting to replace the phone interview and even some face-to-face interviewing.

This trend will only increase as time goes by and video tools become more sophisticated. Therefore, just like with any interview, preparation is paramount, only you want to make sure you understand some of the differences between video interviewing and face to face.

It might surprise you, but the way you appear on camera and the nuances of body language, surrounding environment, and tone of voice are all more pronounced on video, so you need to understand what someone else is going to see and hear.

Unfortunately, far too many people spend their time obsessing over resumes and LinkedIn profiles only to bomb the interview because they won’t invest in mock interviewing. But truthfully, the mock interview just might be the most valuable of all.

It takes a little swallowing of pride perhaps, but a mock interview with expert feedback can make the difference.

Last year, my team and I realized that too many professionals were out there going it alone. So we decided to do something about it. We launched our concierge job search solutions that now include “crash courses.” One of them is our Video Interviewing crash course. It’s designed for those who want to improve their video interviewing skills, and who want something 1-1 and customized to them. So if that is you, check it out!

Stephen Van VreedeAbout Stephen—-

Stephen Van Vreede is not your average IT/technical résumé writer. He provides career strategy and concierge job search solutions for senior (15+ years) (ITtechExec) and up-and-coming (NoddlePlace) (5-15 years) tech and technical operations leaders. Stephen and his team focus on building simplified, targeted, and certain career move campaigns, be it an external search or an internal promotion. He is co-author of UNcommon with career development leader Brian Tracy (out June 11, 2015). Contact Stephen directly at or send him an invite at To see whether Stephen and his team are a good fit for you, take their free (and anonymous) 1-minute compatibility quiz, Is the ITtechExec Approach a Good Match for You? Also, feel free to take his complimentary resume self-assessment quiz, How Certain Can You Be About Your Technical Resume? You might be surprised by what you find out!

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