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“What are some video interview tips?”

ESS Candidate Newsletter – MAY 2022

Columbus, OH – MAY 2022

In this month’s, ask the recruiter, we discuss video interview tips.

Introduction – Aaron Wandtke
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Ask the Recruiter “What are some video interview tips?”


As we reflect on the numbers reported over the last 60 days, there are some interesting standouts:

  • 11.5 million job openings in March while 4.5 million voluntarily quit
  • Two job openings for every person looking for employment
  • Wages and salaries have increased 4.6% in the last 12 months while inflation increased 8.5%

Like the real estate market, the job market still has unmet needs. Companies still want to hire the best talent and we do not see that slowing down soon. One of the strategies companies are using are creative packages to attract people. This past week a company that was offering a hybrid schedule was competing with a company offering a four-day workweek in the office every day.

As you think about making a job change know there may be options to consider that you never had to previously consider. If you would like help through that process or would like to learn what other companies are doing, please reach out.


Even though we have been using video calls for a couple of years, there are things we can do to improve our interviewing experience. The biggest reminder to everyone is to remember the importance of your nonverbal communication. One of the benefits for meeting face to face or having interviews over a meal is the ability to connect with someone and get a true feel for the person. Knowing this, below are helpful hints:

  • Practice – Do a video call with a friend or family member so they can provide feedback on the light which will help you select what to wear. Ask them for feedback on the sound and lastly, ask for what may be a distraction in your background while you are talking.
  • Energy – Being nervous or excited is easier to spot in person than on a video call. Knowing this can help you turn up your positive energy on the call. Smile, speak with enthusiasm and passion communicate about you as a person.
  • Preparation – Two keys to any interview is to demonstrate both active listening and asking great questions. Listening to the interviewer and then asking questions based on what they shared demonstrates your listening skills. In addition, having prepared questions that show you have researched the company, the position, etc will demonstrate your commitment to preparation.

Video interviews do not have to be stressful anymore as people expect them now. The one caution is to not get too casual or assume too much. Practice, bring energy and being prepared will ensure you put your best foot forward.

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