As the popularity of video interviews increases, so do chances for major “on-air” bloopers. IT recruiting, staffing, consulting and research company Robert Half Technology asked more than 600 senior-level managers to describe the most cringe-worthy video interview bloopers.
“There are so many horror stories around video. These all can be avoided if candidates recognize that they have to take this seriously — just because it’s not in-person doesn’t mean it’s not a “real” interview. There are three major areas to focus upon that will ensure these don’t happen to you.
- Test your technology well in advance to make sure everything works properly
- Find a place where you can be free of any and all distractions
- Dress professionally, just as you would if you were going on a live, in-person interview.
The only thing that’s missing is the handshake,” says John Reed, senior executive director, Robert Half Technology.
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