Video Interview Mistakes: Not Making Eye Contact |

By Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
It is important to set up your device for eye contact. Too many people don’t.

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Let’s talk about one of those stupid video interview mistakes people make all the time. And it’s the mistake of not speaking to the camera in a way that you’re making eye contact.

I want to be clear that if I look at my laptop right now, and I look at the camera, I’m not making eye contact, right? But if I’m looking in a way, where I’ve elevated my laptop, I have it placed on something that lifts it up a little bit. And looking directly at myself, I’m making eye contact, and I’m talking to you, giving the impression that you’re speaking to a person.

Making eye contact on camera is critical and too often, people are unprepared, they haven’t really seen how they look on camera. Zoom gives you the opportunity for a free version and in doing so, it gives you a way you can practice connecting on camera so that it looks like you’re looking at the person opposite you rather than looking at the camera and not making eye contact.

Because like in an in-person interview, video interviews. . . .  The person who you’re talking with wants to feel connected to you. They want to feel like you’re speaking directly to them. It gives them a good feel for you. And that’s what you’re going for in terms of the connection between you and them.

Hope you find this helpful. I’m Jeff Altman. People hire me for no BS career advice globally, which can involve a job search, hiring more effectively, management and leadership improvements, workplace issues, dealing with career transitions, and much more. I’ll also mention visit my website, There’s a ton in the blog that will help you plus you can schedule time for a free discovery call or time for coaching. Again, a lot there.

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Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. He is hired to provide No BS Career Advice globally. That can involve job search, hiring staff, management, leadership, career transition and advice about resolving workplace issues. Schedule a discovery call at my website,

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