In our new world the nurse interview has changed and predominantly moved online with SKYPE, ZOOM, TEAMS, etc even if you live local.
A lot of care homes and hospitals were already using these tools to interview nurses, but because of COVID it has now become the new normal.
It is very important that Video interviews to be treated in the same way as face-to-face and with that in mind here are the 6 factors you need to keep in mind when preparing for a Video interview.
Keep in mind the time you set for the interview and remember to keep in mind the time difference. Punctuality is very important. Also do not forget who will call who. Also, try to pick a moment that is right for you, for example when you are alone at home or relaxed.
CHECK THE CONDITIONS AND EQUIPMENT BEFOREHAND
Try talking to a friend on whichever platform will interview will be conducted on to test your connection and make sure your webcam is properly adjusted so that the other person can see you clearly and hear well. With most laptop models, the microphone is next to the webcam. There are only two things you need to confirm are working well, the sound and the image quality. Poor sound and image quality can be a major distraction in the interview which you don’t really need.
Even if you are at home, you have to be dressed properly. Do not forget that it is an interview. Dress up as if you were going to a face-to-face interview. You may feel uncomfortable in a suit, but keep in mind that the employer will appreciate this and it will also give you more confidence in yourself.
Keep in mind that the employer will be able to see what’s around you, so make sure you have a wall that will not draw attention to it. Also, keep in mind the light in the room and make sure it is right to provide quality video through the webcam.
FOCUS YOUR ATTENTION ON THE OTHER PERSON
To be relaxed does not mean indifferent. Do not let other things capture your attention to understand everything your employer communicates. Make sure your mobile phone is closed for the duration of the interview, also make sure you switch off all apps on you computer that could cause a distraction. If you are using SKYPE we highly recommend you block incoming calls for the duration of the interview.
Do not forget to speak clearly, speak loudly, but do not exaggerate. Always wait for the other person to finish what they are saying before you start speaking. Sometimes there may be delays due to the connection when the interviewer speaks, so try to be calm and not to panic.