How to Land a Job Over Video Chat

Whether you are a student in college or a job candidate in the real world, the way you interview for a job is ever-changing. The latest way you need to be prepared to interview is via video. No matter if you use Skype, FaceTime or video conferencing, now is the time to prepare.

Companies from all industries now interview for jobs and internships over live streaming video. University career offices have now started to train students in the skill of conversing on video chat. It’s time all professionals get familiar with this skill as well.

While you would think the younger generation would truly excel at video chat interviews, it is something everyone at every age has to practice. So how do you come across as your most professional self in a video chat interview?

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Dress as you would in person.

People often make the mistake of taking video interviews more casually, which translates to the interviewer as not taking the interview seriously.

Handle a technology glitch the right way.

It’s easy to get frustrated when technology does not work like it should. Instead of your normal, possibly aggressive reaction to a problem, stay calm, be prepared and make sure you have a very strong wireless connection before getting on the video call.

 Be aware of your surroundings.

It is best to have an interview backdrop of a private office or clean room. If you are at your home, make sure you will not have any family or pet interruptions and be aware of what is hanging on the wall behind you.

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By |2014-09-08T19:50:38-05:00September 8th, 2014|Interview Prep, Job Interview, Social Media and Job Searching, Technology|Comments Off on How to Land a Job Over Video Chat

How are Your Technology Skills Evolving?

It is important to keep your skill base up to speed and current in order to stay competitive and relevant, especially if you are in the job market or thinking about looking for another opportunity.

Traditional marketing efforts are falling fast in the wake of social media. This change yields direct contact with individuals in companies like CEOs and HR Recruiters who are active on social sites like LinkedIn and Twitter. Having direct access to hiring managers and company decision makers is ideal when you are actively looking for a job. So what do you do if you aren’t very active on social media due to the learning curve? Does that mean you are out of luck?

With technology taking a leading role in business, you need to understand and know how it works to keep yourself in the game and marketable.  What do you do if you don’t feel comfortable with your tech skills?

Find a tech savvy mentor to teach you the ropes!

Have you ever heard of reverse mentoring? A recent Wall Street Journal article discusses companies who are pairing young employees with older, less tech-savvy colleagues to improve their technology skills.  Are you brave enough to seek help from a younger coworker?

The truth is, knowledge is key so it’s time to step out of your comfort zone and learn how you can leverage your skills to be more marketable and competitive in the job market. Ready to get started? Give us a call, we have classes!

By |2014-06-18T11:56:04-05:00June 18th, 2014|Social Media and Job Searching, Technology|Comments Off on How are Your Technology Skills Evolving?