Tips to Make A Job-Winning Impression During Video Interview

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many companies have made their employees work remotely at home. This trend has led to more companies not only working from home but hiring from home as well. The concept of an online interview is new in India. As college students graduate, and job seekers are constantly looking for employment opportunities, they may find themselves in a process they have never experienced before—video interviews. 

While video interviewing doesn’t count for making a good impression like giving a firm handshake, there are several ways to impress your potential boss behind the screen. By following these steps, you can prepare and crack your video interview skills.

  1. Always prepare in advance for the interview.
  2. Show up on time like a professional.
  3. Dress for success, even remotely.
  4. Familiarize yourself with the meeting software.
  5. Remember to stay responsive till the end.

1. Always prepare in advance for the interview

Keep in mind to do your homework about the company ahead of time. Utilize the time to go over your resume and job description, and understand how your previous experience might help you get ahead in the role. Having that fresh information in your mind will help you feel more confident when making the video call.

2. Show up on time like a professional

Mastering punctuality is the first step to success. Procrastinating at its finest can make you bear its consequences. Trust us, you do not want to regret it. This is one of the easiest ways to impress your future boss. Ensure that you log in at least 10 minutes before the interview. You can use this time to calm your nerves and save time to have an actual conversation with the recruiter before the interview.

Here are some tips on how to introduce yourself like a pro whilst being a fresher.

3. Dress for success, even remotely

Make sure to wear a properly pressed shirt, a tie, and sweatpants on the bottom won’t hurt anyone. (LOL!) Not only this will create a positive impression on your interviewer but also wearing professional clothes make you feel confident and help you get ahead in the game!

4. Familiarize yourself with the meeting software

Tech can be a good friend but not always. To make sure everything goes smoothly, ensure the correct meeting software (Zoom, Google Meet, etc) is loaded and working well. Consider a trial call with a trusted friend to solve problems in your connection.

5. Remember to stay responsive till the end

After you end your call, be sure not to “ghost” your interviewer. The follow-up email will make an excellent impression and help you earn some brownie points. This is very advantageous and you might end up grabbing the opportunity.


With these steps in your back pocket, you’ll have all the keys to succeed in your video interview. Now you just have to find the perfect opportunity! focuses on finding the best job for you that you are striving for. Our career builder tools will help you skill up and get your dream job.