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Video Interview Tips and Bloopers to Avoid from Robert Half

Learn video interview tips to ace your next meeting with an employer, as well as bloopers that could sink your chances.

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Video Interview Tips and Bloopers to Avoid from Robert Half

  1. 1. © 2016 Robert Half International Inc. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran. All rights reserved. VIDEO INTERVIEW BLOOPERS TO AVOID And tips for a successful on-camera experience
  2. 2. © 2016 Robert Half International Inc. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran. All rights reserved. What is the funniest or most unusual thing you have heard of happening during a video interview? The candidate’s dog walked in front of the camera. One applicant picked up and showed off the family cat. Source: Robert Half survey of more than 600 senior managers in the United States and Canada
  3. 3. © 2016 Robert Half International Inc. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran. All rights reserved. What is the funniest or most unusual thing you have heard of happening during a video interview? A job seeker took his girlfriend’s phone call during the interview. The candidate was eating breakfast during the interview. Source: Robert Half survey of more than 600 senior managers in the United States and Canada
  4. 4. © 2016 Robert Half International Inc. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran. All rights reserved. What is the funniest or most unusual thing you have heard of happening during a video interview? Source: Robert Half survey of more than 600 senior managers in the United States and Canada A child stepped into the frame and asked, “What are you doing, Mommy?”
  5. 5. © 2016 Robert Half International Inc. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran. All rights reserved. What is the funniest or most unusual thing you have heard of happening during a video interview? Source: Robert Half survey of more than 600 senior managers in the United States and Canada The doorbell rang mid-interview. A package was delivered. An interviewee’s house was being renovated, with banging and electric saw noises in the background.
  6. 6. © 2016 Robert Half International Inc. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran. All rights reserved. What is the funniest or most unusual thing you have heard of happening during a video interview? Source: Robert Half survey of more than 600 senior managers in the United States and Canada One applicant wore a tank top and flip-flops. The job seeker was getting dressed.
  7. 7. © 2016 Robert Half International Inc. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran. All rights reserved. Tips for a successful video interview DO TEST YOUR TECHNOLOGY
  8. 8. © 2016 Robert Half International Inc. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran. All rights reserved. DO A TRIAL RUN Tips for a successful video interview
  9. 9. © 2016 Robert Half International Inc. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran. All rights reserved. DO MINIMIZE DISTRACTIONS Tips for a successful video interview
  10. 10. © 2016 Robert Half International Inc. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran. All rights reserved. DO DRESS PROFESSIONALLY Tips for a successful video interview
  11. 11. © 2016 Robert Half International Inc. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran. All rights reserved. DO LOOK LIVELY Tips for a successful video interview
  12. 12. © 2016 Robert Half International Inc. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran. All rights reserved. DO SEND A THANK-YOU Tips for a successful video interview
  13. 13. © 2016 Robert Half International Inc. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran. All rights reserved. About Robert Half: Robert Half is world’s first and largest specialized staffing firm. The company has more than 340 staffing locations. Visit The Robert Half Blog for more career and hiring advice. roberthalf.com/blog roberthalf.com

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