Do your homework for a video job interview

With a little preparation, you’ll be set to nail your next video interview.  IMAGE PROVIDED BY GETTY IMAGES (LDPROD)

With a little preparation, you’ll be set to nail your next video interview. 

IMAGE PROVIDED BY GETTY IMAGES (LDPROD)

Welcome to the era of the video interview.

Companies are increasingly using Skype, FaceTime or other apps to avoid the expense of ferrying promising job candidates to and from headquarters as part of the vetting process. When you boil it down, it’s similar to auditioning for an acting role — the way you look and how you respond to the unexpected (on camera) can make or break whether you get the part.

In a recent Robert Half survey, senior managers recounted some funny video interview bloopers( you’ll seriously want to avoid these) and offered some helpful pointers, the most critical of which are: Be sure to do the interview in a place free of distraction and look your best with professional attire.

Check out the right way to approach a video interview with some practical dos and don’ts here.