Remote Job Interview Tips for a Perfect Video Interview


Hey there, it’s Mike Swigunski here and I’m the founder of global career and best-selling author of Global Career: How to Work Anywhere and Travel Forever.

In today’s video, I’m going to discuss the best remote interviewing techniques and tips, interviewing is such an important part of the job hiring process and it’s really one of the most important aspects so a lot of people struggle with this because there isn’t a lot of great ways to improve your interview skills, today we’ll go ahead and dig into the three most important remote interviewing techniques and these will all make sure that you have an absolutely great interview now let’s go ahead and dig right in.

Starting off at tip number one is having a mock interview. Now in the remote life program which you can find details about it in the description below, we have a big emphasis on improving our student’s interview skills and this is done with an interview expert which essentially hops on a call with our students and gives live feedback on their responses.

The main problem with interviewing is a lot of people don’t have any way to improve their interview skills if you have 10 interviews with different companies you’re going to get more comfortable with interviewing but you might not get that feedback on what you’re saying you might be saying some of the wrong things and you’ll never get that insight unless you have a mock interview with an industry expert so this is why it’s such an important part of our program and again having a mock interview is going to be absolutely essential in improving your interview skills

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Now if you don’t have time to enroll in our program and you want to get better at interviewing the next best way is to hop on a phone call with friends and family or somebody that you’re not super comfortable with again you might it might be a lot easier to talk with your parents than a stranger so do try to find somebody that you can have an interview with they can ask you 10 or 15 questions and most importantly record this interview watch it and make notes on how you can improve it moving forward.

And tip number two is to be prepared again you need to go through look at your resume and have 10 to 15 sample questions and answers prepared you to need to go through and practice these questions you should not read from a script and you should not have these questions up but you should have a general consensus on what you’re going to say if you’re asked these questions you want to make sure that you’re implementing your previous work experience and results to any questions that get asked.

So making sure that you have 10 to 15 of these really common interview questions thought out it’s going to make sure that you’re really prepared and in addition to that make sure that you have at least two or three questions to ask the employer after they’ve finished their interview if you don’t have anything it shows that you’re not very interested and this is your time to shine make sure you have at the bare minimum two or three questions to ask towards the end of your interview it’s going to show that you’re much more interested in the role.

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Now number three is a really important technique that may be hard to master but it’s called mirroring you want to utilize this in any type of business setting and essentially this is going to show people that you’re paying attention you’re aware and that you actually care about the conversation, essentially what mirroring is taking bits and pieces of the physical and verbal cues and utilizing that in the conversation.

For example, if somebody asked you a question maybe you could repeat part of that question which is going to allow you a lot more time to come up with a creative response to their question utilize mirroring practice it and try to come up with some unique ways where you can kind of mirror the interviewer and make sure that you’re utilizing some of the same cues that they do.

Mirroring is going to allow you to really come up with a lot better response to their questions and it’s going to show that you’re way more in tune in the conversation and again it’ll help make sure that you have that extra bit of time to come up with the perfect response now if you made it this far please do consider subscribing I’m going to be putting out weekly videos around remote working entrepreneurship and travel tip go ahead and subscribe below make sure you give this video a thumbs up if you made it this far and thanks again for your time take care and have a wonderful rest of your day.

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