Join TSR now and get all your career questions answeredSign up now

Video Interview - Talk to camera or screen?

    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    I have a video interview tomorrow, and I have prepared some facts and examples. However during the interview if I am talking to the camera and take my eyes off to look at some notes/info it would look really bad.
    But if I talk to the screen which still doesnt look that bad, I could have my notes on screen and they wouldnt bat an eye.

    Can anyone share their thoughts on this? Is it fine to talk to the screen, you could still smile and engage with the interviewer.

    + this is a pre recorded interview not a live one
    Online

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Dante991)
    I have a video interview tomorrow, and I have prepared some facts and examples. However during the interview if I am talking to the camera and take my eyes off to look at some notes/info it would look really bad.
    But if I talk to the screen which still doesnt look that bad, I could have my notes on screen and they wouldnt bat an eye.

    Can anyone share their thoughts on this? Is it fine to talk to the screen, you could still smile and engage with the interviewer.

    + this is a pre recorded interview not a live one
    Talk to the camera. It will come across more genuine.

    Try not to read heavily from notes/a script. It comes across like a speech/presentation when you are really aiming for it to come across like a conversation.


    Posted from TSR Mobile
 
 
 
Poll
Which party will you be voting for in the General Election 2017?
Useful resources

Articles and guides:

Hands typing

Degrees without fees

Discover more about degree-level apprenticeships.

A-Z of careers Advice on choosing a careerCV writing helpCovering letter helpInterview tips

Featured recruiter profiles:

CGI logo

CGI is open for applications

"Offering a range of apprentice and sponsored degree positions."

Deutsche Bank logo

Deutsche Bank is recruiting

"Thrive in an international banking environment"

ICAEW logo

Merck

"Merck is a global leader in specialized pharma & chemicals – join us!"

Army logo

The Army is recruiting now

"With hundreds of roles available, there’s more than one way to be the best."

Bianca Miller, runner-up on The Apprentice

Handle your digital footprint

What would an employer find out about you on Google? Find out how to take control.

Quick links:

Unanswered career sector and employment threads

Groups associated with this forum:

View associated groups

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Quick reply
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.