As companies become more global, it can be difficult to schedule high level executives for face to face interviews in a timely manner and these video tools help solve that problem. The key to remember when asked to do a video interview is to not let the technology (or any technology-related issues you encounter) act as a barrier to making a connection with your interviewer.
Although these phone interviews may be shorter and seem more informal than the in-person interview, which is considered to be the main event, do not make the mistake of treating them as a warm-up.
While non-verbal behaviour probably won’t be the factor that sets an interviewee apart in a positive way, these behaviours can certainly have the opposite effect.
Don’t let this interview format throw you off your game – the preparation is really the same as any other interview. Instead, relax, and view panel interviews as an opportunity rather than a hurdle.
When preparing for an interview, you should reflect on these areas so you are prepared to integrate examples of when you have demonstrated strong emotional intelligence in a workplace environment throughout your interview.