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Why Young Job Seekers Should Ace Video Interviews

online video interviewsYoung job seekers are the most tech savvy generation yet. We can text, tweet, re-blog and pin at a whim. We live on our phones, profiles and blogs. So it should be to no surprise that we can now find jobs online through our screens as well. Video interviews are becoming increasingly popular. They save money and time for both employers and job seekers, and they can be completed in the convenience of your own home. Young job seekers should be taking advantage of the benefits that video interviews have to offer. They know better than anyone that when it comes to all things tech, it’s as easy as 1-2-3. Landing your job through video can be just as easy!

Recent graduates should be using video interviews and video resumes to find jobs. One of the benefits of doing a video interview is that you can interview with an employer miles away from where you live and not have to leave your home or pay for gas to see them. You can video interview for jobs out-of-state or even out of the country if that’s what you’re interested in. You can open up your job net to include jobs that you once wouldn’t consider because of the location.

Young job seekers should ace these video interviews because they’re more convenient, less intimidating and easy to complete. For young job seekers- especially recent graduates- entering the job market can be scary. You may feel nervous doing face-to-face interviews, have trouble finding the right clothes to wear, and fear that you’ll choke up in the job interview. Video interviews take away all the anxiety that comes with doing a face-to-face interview and can get you better prepared to face employers head on. There’s no long wait to be interviewed in an unfamiliar office environment, no trouble finding parking and no mad rush to find the right clothing to wear. Turn on your laptop and you’re ready to interview in just a few minutes.

Plus, unlike older generations, you’re more used to working with webcams and video. By simply participating in a video interview, you’re already showing employers you are a skilled job seeker.

Video interviews are becoming an increasingly popular hiring tool for employers. It makes the hiring process run smoother by saving money and time. With this increase of video interview, it’s likely that one of the next few jobs you apply to will implement it into the hiring process. Familiarize yourself now with the current video interviewing technology and skills, and you’ll be prepared to video interview with any employer. Good luck with your interviews!

Have you been asked to participate in video interviews before? How did it go? Let us know about it in the comments section below!

Hanna Guerrero

Hannah is an intern writer here at Spark Hire. She is from the northern suburbs in Chicago and is currently studying journalism at DePaul University. She has always had a passion for writing which is why Journalism has proven to be the perfect career for her. She has written for the DePaulia Online on various topics such as fashion, music, movies and television. She loves living in Chicago because it offers exciting events to write stories on. In her free time she enjoys going to music concerts, watching movies with friends, cooking vegetarian food and walking her adorable Cocker Spaniel Coco.