A Video Interview Survival Guide – Success Strategies

Evelyne Brown

What Exactly Is Video Interviewing?

The practice of conducting an employment interview over the internet using video communication software such as Skype or Facetime is known as video interviewing. A one-way video interview and a video call are the two types of video interviews. In one-way interviews, the employer asks candidates a series of questions, and you record and send your interview video for later review. In a video call interview, you answer the video call when the interviewer calls and converse with the interviewee via video. Unlike a one-way interview, the conversation takes place in real time; you can see them and they can see you.

Employers in the construction, engineering, and environmental industries are increasingly using video interviews. It is both inexpensive and time-efficient, and it can be used anywhere in the world. Employers can learn everything they need to know without having to travel or deal with the hassles of an interview. This type of interviewing can be very different from the traditional face-to-face meetings used in the construction, engineering, and environmental industries. Instead of speaking with someone in person, you will communicate with them via a computer screen. It may feel awkward talking to a face on a computer screen, but learning how to prepare yourself can be extremely beneficial.

This blog will explain the benefits and drawbacks of video interviewing, as well as everything you need to know to successfully complete your next video interview in the construction, engineering, or environmental industries.

The Advantages of Video Interviewing:

  • Both employers and candidates will save money and time.
  • The candidate can be interviewed from anywhere in the world, bridging the geographical divide.
  • Excellent method of screening candidates prior to scheduling a face-to-face meeting.
  • The interview can be recorded for later review.

The Drawbacks of Video Interviewing:

  • To be a candidate, you must have internet access.
  • Connectivity issues can occur and can be extremely inconvenient and stressful.
  • Talking on the computer can be awkward and stressful.
  • Some people believe that video interviews are less effective than in-person interviews.

How to Get Ready for an Interview:

1. Before the interview, ensure that your computer’s software, microphone, and webcam are all operational.

Make a practice call to a friend or family member an hour or so before the interview to become acquainted with video calling. Make sure you allow yourself enough time to resolve any issues that may arise. Check your internet connection to see if there are any connectivity issues during the call.

2. Make your surroundings ready

Employers will observe not only you, but also your surroundings. Check that the space behind you is neat, clean, and not distracting. Go somewhere quiet and make sure your cell phone’s ringer is turned off. Check that the lighting is adequate and that the interviewer can clearly see you.

3. Dress Properly

Even though you won’t be meeting the interviewer in person, you should still dress nicely as if you were going to a job interview. Because the construction, engineering, and environmental industries can be extremely competitive, the interview must be taken very seriously, even if it is not what you are used to.

4. Become acquainted with the company

Learn about the company for which you are interviewing. Understand what the company does, what they stand for, and what they look for in a candidate. You will stand out as an interviewee if you have taken the time to learn about the company and can demonstrate that you are the type of employee they are looking for.

Last but not least, don’t be late or miss the video call! This is equivalent to being late or missing a face-to-face job interview.

As the internet bridges the global divide, video interviews are becoming more common in the construction, engineering, and environmental industries. With video calling, it is now possible to apply for jobs all over the world. It eliminates the need for travel and saves both parties time. It has advantages and disadvantages, but it is a very useful and dependable option for construction, engineering, and environmental professionals.