Ask Heidi: 'I have a video job interview coming up. How should I prepare?’

In this month’s real-life advice column, recruitment and careers specialist Heidi Bannister helps one reader plan ahead for a virtual job interview

Heidi Bannister
Founder & Managing Director,
Arthur Edward Recruitment

Q: I applied for a new job at the start of lockdown and I was thrilled to find out I'd been invited for an interview.

However, with the pandemic ongoing, I have been told it will be conducted by video, specifically on Zoom.

This has stumped me slightly as, while I am relatively confident in my interviewing skills in person, the thought of talking to someone I have never met and trying to impress them over video seems a little daunting and unnatural.

Do you have any tips that will help me to prepare for it?


A: The Arthur Edward team recruits globally, often for roles where it’s impractical for employers to meet potential candidates in person. We support companies and candidates through the full recruitment process remotely, and this is the guidance we give to candidates preparing for video interviews.

Get ready ahead of time to iron out any technical glitches. If you’re using technology that’s new to you, have a conversation with a friend first . . .

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