Top video interview tips for landing a job in the food industry

If you are doing your job search right now, there is a good chance you will be asked to do a video interview. According to Techpublic, more than 86 percent of the companies are currently conducting video interviews. While video interviews may appear to be even more terrifying than in-person interviews, they should not be. The level of your preparation is what makes a difference! That’s where our video interview tips will come in handy!

Video interview preparation tips

“You’re on mute”, “My WIFI is not working” (and your mom is vacuuming in the background)… Instead of login into the meeting room at 12.29 pm (when the meeting starts at 12.30 pm),

CareersinFood recommends logging in early and getting familiar with the technology. This will help you to make sure that nothing unexpected happens and that you appear as professional online as you do in person! You’ve completed all of your interview preparation but are still anxious about speaking with a recruiter? The CareersinFood article shares ideas about how to cope with stress before an interview.

What to wear to a video interview

Interview outfit

What you wear reflects your unique personality. To be seen as a credible and reliable employee, show it in your appearance. Dressing for success involves wearing clothes that make you feel confident while also being appropriate for the position. For example, if you have a job interview for a Production Supervisor position at Maple Leaf Foods, you might want to avoid wearing a T-shirt.

This doesn’t mean that you should only wear dress clothes! Indeed believes that adding a few accessories or adding a little bit of colour can help recruiters see more of your personality, which is exactly what they are looking for.

Questions to expect during a video interview and what to ask employers

The pandemic has changed the way we live and the way we work. As a result, you should expect to answer covid-related questions during the video interview.

Some of the most frequent questions that recruiters ask are: “How do you organize your day when working from home?” and “How have you been managing yourself and remaining proactive during this time?” according to FlexJobs. These questions help an employer figure out how you will work remotely if it is necessary. Also, don’t forget to prepare covid-related questions for a recruiter. For more information, see this Flexjobs article.

Don’t leave a video interview without doing these five things

Before you click the “Leave the meeting” button, there are a few things you should do. Review the checklist Monster has prepared. The tips will help you close the interview well and position yourself for a job offer. The first and last impressions (and words) are the most memorable. Monster recommends restating your interest in the position and summarizing why you are the best candidate for the job.

Employers in the food and beverage industry notice when you make an effort to prepare for the video interview. It is critical to be enthusiastic about the job and to be able to communicate that enthusiasm. This is where all these tips will come in handy.

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