Interviewing can be stressful, and if you are getting ready to do a video interview on Zoom you may not know how to prepare.
Don’t worry. We’ve got you! We want to help you feel empowered and composed, so we are going to share our favorite tips and tricks for looking and feeling confident during your interview.
Dress to impress – Looking your best helps you feel your best!
It’s always important to dress for the job you applied for, even if you are joining from home.
During an interview you want to be sure that the first impression you are making is the right one, so grab your favorite blazer and don’t forget accessories.
A video call is a great time to accessorize! Use accessories to complement your outfit, not distract from it. Wear your favorite statement earrings or bold glasses frames.
Get to know Zoom in advance.
Before your interview, make sure that you take the time to download and familiarize yourself with the application you will be using (e.g., Zoom, Skype, etc.). This will help you feel more comfortable and at ease during the interview.
We suggest reviewing the following:
How do you connect to the meeting?
How do you mute/unmute?
How do you turn the camera on and off?
Are there lighting settings to improve your video quality?
Are there subtle filter options you could apply to feel extra confident?
Get your background ready.
Unlike an in-person interview, in a video interview you only get a small frame on the screen. It’s a good idea to take into consideration what will be showing in the background. You want it to be professional and not to distract your interviewers during your call.
Don’t forget to check your lighting!
You want everyone to see your smiling face clearly. Check your lighting to make sure you are not too dark. If you need a little more light, you can order a small ring light, or use lamps you already have without the lampshades.
Test with another DashBabe.
Find a friend or family member who would be willing to download the application and test it with you. They can confirm your sound and video quality, which will ease any of your concerns in advance.
After you crushed your interview, and when we open this summer, stop in and celebrate at DashBar with our VIP beauty treatments.