Preparing for a Video Interview

The use of videoconferencing software for job interviews has become increasingly common, and it’s important to prepare for both in-person and video interviews. These short videos, designed for transition-age youth who are blind or have low vision, can guide discussions about how to prepare for video interviews and how that process differs from preparing for in-person interviews.

The first video shows an example of an unprepared applicant during an interview conducted via videoconferencing software. The applicant is completely unprepared for the interview and exhibits many “don’ts” of video interviews, in a comical and entertaining example of “what not to do.”

The second video shows the same applicant, who is well-prepared for the interview this time.

These videos are part of Putting Your Best Foot Forward, a job search skills training program for youth with visual impairments.

Putting Your Best Foot Forward