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How to Ace a Virtual Interview

As the Covid-19 epidemic continues to spread across the US, more of us will be adapting to working from home. If you find yourself interviewing for a new engineering or infrastructure role during this time, it is more likely that you will be asked to interview via video conference call instead.

Alex Hayes, Director of LVI Associates, says, “In engineering, screen share is an efficient and excellent way to get candidates to talk through their portfolios. When candidates and hiring managers video conference from their homes, they also get a better sense of each other as people. They are in their comfort zone.”

For many this can be a new experience, and one that can be stressful on top of preparing for an interview. From dealing with technical glitches, to simply being camera shy, video interviews can often come with added pressures.

This guide runs through everything you need to know when preparing for both live and pre-recorded video job interviews. We’ve included tips on choosing the perfect location and creating a professional, corporate look within your own home, alongside setting up your webcam and how to use body language for on-camera interviews.

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