Do's and Don'ts of An Automated Video Interview

The convinient way of interviewing!

In priority, make sure that you have provided any materials that the recruiter needs in advance for a video interview. Also keep a soft copy of your resume, a cover letter, and a photograph; in case if the tool prompts you to submit the same.


  • Be ready in front of your PC early so you have time to get situated.
  • Ask for assistance from online support team if you are not sure how to use the tool.
  • Check if the internet, camera, mic and speaker you are going to use for the interview is functioning appropriately.
  • Keep the contact details of the support team handy so that you can contact them immediately in case of any issues you face.
  • Ensure that there is appropriate lighting. Sit facing the light in the room.


  • Dress professionally. Wear the same interview attire you would for an in-person interview.
  • Don’t make the mistake of not dressing full-length professionally as you might have to move in front of the camera unexpectedly.

During the Video Interview

  • Make sure the table is clean and neat. You do not want to distract the interviewer
  • Be aware that the microphone picks up all the noise in the room. Don’t tap your pen or shuffle papers
  • Make eye contact with the camera. If you do not the camera will be focused on the top of your head
  • Use the reference box provided alongside the questions to see how you appear
  • Maintain your etiquette between questions and also when the question videos are being played
  • Keep track of your answering time and ensure that you complete your answers before
  • Don’t take more than required time between replies
  • In some cases, interview tools report malpractice to the recruiters and hiring managers

What to expect?

  • The interview process will be the same as an in-person interview. The automated video interview’s objective (to screen candidates for employment) is the same.
  • You will be asked the same type of interview questions as any in-person interview. Also, be prepared to ask questions.

Hope this list helped you, good luck!