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How to ace an on-screen interview

 

Every day more employers are going online to interview their prospective employees; it’s not feasible to fly out every potential candidate for an interview in person.   Online interviews save time and money, so if you haven’t had an on-screen interview yet, expect one in the near future.

First of all you should asses your equipment, this doesn’t need to be state of the art but the mic and camera should work efficiently and not against you.   Generally, the company who has invited you to an interview will supply you with specifications which allow you to test your equipment beforehand and avoid technical difficulties.

Setting the scene

Now you have your equipment ready to go it’s time to think about the background and prepare yourself for the interview. 

·         Set up your equipment in a quiet room where you won’t be interrupted.

·         Avoid all distractions and this goes for the interviewer too, you don’t want the focus to be taken off you.

·         Position the camera so that it focuses on your head down to your shoulders and no more.

·         Lastly, adjust the lighting to ensure there are no shadows or bright spots on you.

What should you wear?

Always dress like a professional from the waist upwards.   In this case you really can wear your pyjamas to a job interview – so long as you don’t stand up!  Ensure that you are well-groomed and your shirt is ironed.

Before the interview

Practice makes perfect, now that you have the above in order you should have a practice interview with a friend/family member who can give you feedback on how you came off or at the very least record yourself and watch it back.   If you think you will have technical difficulties with your equipment, let the interviewer know. 

Have you any tips to add to this piece?  Get in touch.

Category: Careers Advice, Interview Tips

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Visit us at the Offshore Technology Conference 2014

 

 

The Offshore Technology Conference 2014 is just around the corner and we are thrilled to announce that we will be exhibiting with an interactive booth which is set to top last years!   The annual exhibition and conference takes place during the 5 – 8 May at the Reliant Park in Houston, Texas.

 

OilCareers.com is giving one lucky visitor the chance to win four Main Grandstand Trackside Weekend Tickets to the 2014 Austin Grand Prix.   Don’t miss your chance to win a Grand Prix experience of a lifetime by visiting us on Booth #2341-B at OTC 2014.

 

OTC is one of the world’s biggest oil and gas conference’s held for the development of offshore resources in the fields of drilling, exploration, production, and environmental protection.  The exhibition attracts over 90,000 professionals from over 120 countries.

 

If you have not already done so don’t forget to register for your FREE account on OilCareers.com and upload your Resume in order to apply for jobs directly online.

 

We look forward to meeting you next month.

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Offshore Achievement Awards 2014

 

Last month we attended the 28th Offshore Achievement Awards 2014 to celebrate exceptional triumph within the UK offshore Industry.  The awards which are organised by the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Aberdeen, recognises the most innovativeand successful individuals and companies within the offshore industry.

The annual event which is held at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre welcomed over 500 industry professionals.  The entertainment which was sponsored by OilCareers.com was hosted by Sean Lock, one of the UK’s most highly acclaimed comedians.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our clients for attending the awards with us and also huge congratulations to the 2014 winners and finalists.  It’s safe to say a good night was had by all and we are looking forward to the 2015 awards ceremony.

To view some of our snaps from the evening, please visit our Facebook page.

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