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Lights, camera … video job interview?

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Once upon a time, candidates came into the office for their interview, greeting you with a firm handshake and crisp résumé. Today, more companies are turning to technology by way of a video interview for those preliminary meetings.  Here’s what you need to know about video interviews before you conduct one.

1. They tell a story about your company’s culture.

The image you portray with the quality of a video interview speaks volumes about you as a manager and the company. Daniela D’Alessandro, staffing manager with The Execu|Search Group says to test the system you plan to use (e.g., Skype, iChat, GoToMeeting) before the interview, and confirm that the lighting, background noise and angle of your webcam is conducive to the interview. Position your computer’s camera so there is blank wall behind you—stay away from windows as a backdrop—and remove distractions from the room that may take the candidate’s focus.

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