Video interviews require a slightly different body language than in-person ones. Here is how to carry yourself.

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yesterday i did a linkedin live
and my audio was awful i traveled with
my microphone it was damaged i didn't
i didn't know that it wasn't working
so i want to start off today by talking
with you about
audio quality
even if your video is not of hd quality
your audio needs to be impeccable
do you need a big microphone like i
normally use
i'm not using it today i think the audio
quality is pretty good
you want to have quality audio
make sure that your audio sounds good to
by recording a conversation over zoom or
over whatever software the interviewer
is going to use and use that as the
launch point for verifying whether or
not your software is good
whether or not your audio is good now
for body language let's start off with
you want to make eye contact over the
and as such so often i see people who
are looking to the side because they've
kept zoom or whatever the software is
side by side with people so they're not
making eye contact even though to them
they think they are
as a result you always want to be
connecting with the interviewer and thus
you want to practice setting
setting up your camera in a way where
you're making eye contact
again record yourself as i saw with a
recent guest on my show
they were looking down because the
camera was at the wrong level
and thus they needed to elevate their
laptop to make the eye contact
hand gestures are okay never block your
face also don't use gestures where
you're pointing at people in an
aggressive manner it's okay if you use
strong language or you do things to
reach out to people with your hands
as i'm doing here but
the goal is to look confident
if you don't
believe you look confident on camera
well frankly they're not going to
believe you're confident in how you
present your ideas even if they are
exactly right so this is a different
medium than in the in-person interview
make sure your chair keeps you with a
good posture make sure your audio
quality is good make sure you look like
the leader you believe you are as you go
into this round so i hope you found this
helpful visit my website the big game
hunter dot u s there's a lot more there
to help you and i hope you have a
terrific day oh and connect with me on
linkedin at forward slash i
n forward slash the big game hunter
be great


Jeff Altman, The Big Game HunterJeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves career coaching, as well as executive job search coaching, job coaching, and interview coaching. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 2200 episodes.

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