Device check: Make sure your device – whether computer , tablet or smartphone – works perfectly. It should have enough battery life for the duration of the interview or be connected to the mains. Check if the camera and microphone are working and if the audio quality is good.
Internet connection: Your internet connection should be stable and fast enough to ensure a smooth video interview. It is recommended to use a wired connection as it is usually more stable than wireless. If this is not possible, make sure you are close to your wireless router.
Software check: Install the video conferencing software required for the interview on your device and test it before the interview. Be it Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Skype or any other platform – make sure you know how to use it.
Test run: Make a test call to make sure everything is working. You can do this with a friend or family member. Check that the picture and sound are good and that the software is working correctly.
Interference-free environment: Close all unnecessary applications and browser windows on your device to ensure they are not interfering with the interview or slowing down your internet connection. Make sure all notifications are muted so you don’t get distracted.
A thorough technical check will help you avoid unnecessary technical difficulties during your video interview. This allows you to fully concentrate on the conversation and make a positive and professional impression.