Video Interviewing Tips

I was recently ask (along with several colleagues) to answer the following question for the National Resume Writers’ Association’s Expert’s Blog: I’m deathly afraid of video. How can I still do well in video interviews given my fear of the camera? Here is my response:

Karen Silins, A+ Career & Resume, LLC

Here are my best tips to help you feel more confident: Test your connection, computer camera and lighting ahead of time. Avoid loud spaces and use an appropriate background. Be early, and have your resume, cover letter and job ad in front of you. Dress as you would for an in-person interview. Look in the camera, not at your picture in the monitor/screen. Have a glass of water nearby. SMILE!