Leave your house for a job interview? What??? Who does that?
Well actually, most people still do. But… times are -a-changing. In fact, I find myself meeting more and more of my clients for the first, time face to face through online meeting/conferencing services, Skype or on a Google hangout. According to this infographic called “The Future of Job Interviews” by PGI, this is where the world is going.
This infographic covers everything from the trends, why it makes video sense, who’s using the technology, and body language. My favourite part is the section at the bottom called: The 6 Body Language Secrets for Your Next Online Interview
Here are the 6 tips they shared (plus 2 of my own) to help you rock your next on camera meeting or interview.
- Frame Your Face:
Adjust your web cam to show you from mid-torso to just the top of your head.
- Set the Scene:
Test the lighting and make sure the background isn’t distracting, messy or cluttered.
- Don’t Fidget:
Not only do you reveal your anxiety, but you also risk muffling the audio.
(*Cher’s extra tip: Lock your swivel chair or sit in a stationary one!!!)
- Make Eye Contact:
Look directly into the camera when you’re talking – not down at the monitor.
(*Another tip from me: Put a sticker right next to your web cam’s lens so you have something to focus on)
- Suit Up:
Style your hair and dress professionally- jacket and dress shirt (and tie, for the men).
- Trust Your Tech:
Test the (*meeting) app (*or Skype or Google Hangout) and practice before the interview to get comfortable with tech and avoid surprises.
Are you ready for this yet?
Check out the whole infographic. Then let me know how comfortable you are about this in the comments below.