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In-person job interviews are stressful enough and now you MUST make a great first impression on camera too! 

Photo of recruiter and job seeker on a computer screen

Interviewers get so much subliminal information about you during an in person interview and they are looking for the same information during video interviews. But there is more communicated on video than you may be aware of. What are you really sharing with the interviewer? 

To nail the video job interview, it’s critical that you present yourself authentically and calmly when you are on camera. 

The Top 2 Video Interview Killers

Being Nervous & Self Conscious

Photo of a nervous womanHave you ever talked with someone who is watching themselves in the mirror as they are talking to you? They start acting less like themselves and more like what they think they should be looking like and acting like. They are focused on them self...not the conversation and not you. They are self-conscious. 

This is the #1 mistake people make the minute the camera gets pointed at them for a video or a photograph. They start thinking about themselves. Their energy gets focused internally. 

  • How does my hair look? 
  • Where are my hands? 
  • Am I smiling? Should I smile more? Less? 

Think about it. When you are sitting around with your friends, actively engrossed in conversation, you are not thinking about your hair/hands/smile. You are focused externally on your friends, listening to what was said or responding with a comment or story. 

But how do you do that when you're just looking at a camera? When you're ready to know, Take This Class. You'll never make that mistake again and in fact you will be calm, confident, relaxed and natural!

Who Should Take This Class? 

  • Anyone searching for a job that is required to provide: 
    • Video Introduction 
    • Video Interview 
    • Pre-Recorded Interview Questions 
  • If you are a recruiter, hiring manager or hiring team that is conducting video interviews there is a class just for you that focuses not only on how you can be professional on video but also how you critique a video interview differs from an in person interview. 

In How To Rock a Video Job Interview for Job Seekers you will learn: 


  • The #1 mistake you are making on video that makes interviewers know that you are NOT right for the job 
  • The Basics: Where to look, What to wear, Where to be 
  • How to present yourself with confidence when it’s just you and the camera in the room 
  • Hear how the interviewer is actually perceiving you 
  • Simple video techniques that help you be perceived as having power, authority and intelligence 
  • Why video is becoming so popular for job interviews 
  • The #1 thing you can do to appear confident on camera and help you nail your interview 
  • Bonus: Equipment Options for lights, camera, microphone and backdrops 
  • This class includes labs so that you can try out your new skills right away! 


Assumptions & Not Covered 

  • This course does not cover how to answer job interview questions 
  • This class does not cover how to edit video as the majority of video job interviews are live.

Sample Topics 

  • Where Do I Look? 
  • How To Convey Confidence in the 1st 5 Seconds 
  • What’s Behind You (Your Background Is Speaking Too) 
  • What To Do With Your Hands 
  • How In Person & Video Interviews Differ 
  • How Long Should Your Answers Be? 
  • Do I Need To Buy New Camera, Mic, Lights & Backdrop for This Interview? 
  • Should I Use a Script for a Video Introduction? 
  • #1 Way To Bore Your Interviewer 
  • What If I Have an Accent? 

Why You Need To Take This Course - Example "Before" Interview


"Take Course Get Hired!

Took this course and got the job! This video will take your video job interview skills to a whole new level! A must for both first time video job interview  job seekers and seasoned job seekers. Take this course...get hired!" 

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Learning Objectives

  • Identify how to create eye contact with the interviewer
  • Discover how to convey power and authority during a video job interview
  • Identify confidence during the video job interview
  • Recognize what will pull focus
  • Recognize when you can use default equipment and when you should invest
  • Explore how to gesture on video
  • Identify to avoid the #1 mistake people make on video interviews
  • Explore how to prepare for a video
Last updated/reviewed: June 14, 2021

7 Reviews (25 ratings)Reviews

Anonymous Author
great course, although I am not interviewing this course is very good for video meetings in general and keeping everyones attention in the meetings. I see lots of these same mistakes made all the time, this really helps to clean that up.
Anonymous Author
Some very good practical tips and suggestions here, I would highly recommend this course to someone preparing for a video interview.
Member's Profile
This course is fantastic. Jennifer is an awesome and talented person. I enjoyed watching the video so much.
Member's Profile
This is a good overview and self-check but I thought it could be more concise.
Member's Profile
now that I WFH full time because of the pandemic, this was SO helpful!
Anonymous Author
Chocked full of good information. Well structured and presented.
Anonymous Author
This was a helpful course about interviewing. I learned a lot


Course Complexity: Foundational
  • This class assumes that you have experience using Skype, Zoom or similar apps on your computer or phone.
  • We assume that you know how to record a video on your computer, tablet or smart phone.
  • No special advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.
  • Come with an open mind and be open to trying new things and practicing.

Education Provider Information

Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
For more information regarding this course, including complaint and cancellation policies, please contact our offices at (408) 400- 3993 or send an e-mail to .
Course Syllabus
1 Welcome
  1:14Instructor Introduction
  0:24Introduction to How To Rock a Video Job Interview for Job Seekers
  0:47Before We Begin
  1:52"Before" Interview Example
2 How To Behave Professionally on Video
  0:30Your Goal...It's Not What You Think
  1:49Where Do I Look?
  2:00How to Convey Confidence in the 1st 5 Seconds
  1:37How to Convey Power, Authority and Intelligence in the 1st 5 Seconds
  2:06What Should I Wear - Ladies
  1:08What Should I Wear - Men
  2:20Should I Wear Makeup on Video?-Ladies
  1:49Do Men Have to Wear Makeup on Video?
  0:37Your Hair on Video
  1:28What's Behind You? (Your Background is Speaking Too)
  0:28Good Background For Video Interviews
  1:48How to Sit Confidently on Video
  0:44What to Do with Your Hands
  1:00Glare in Your Glasses
  1:43Practice Tips
  1:35Before Interview Example Explained
3 During The Interview
  1:13Why Video Interviews Popular
  1:11When to Schedule An Interview
  1:39What to Expect
  1:06Pulling Focus Away from You
  2:38How In Person and Video Interviews Differ
  1:10How to Start and End Your Video Interview
  1:24How Long Your Answer Be?
  2:06#1 Mistake That Destroys Your Video Interview
4 Handling Video Fear & Nerves
  1:07Fear of Being Seen
  1:31Un-Nerving Yourself
  9:21Grounding Meditation
5 Your Setup & Equipment
  1:30Do I Need to Buy New Camera, Mic, Lights & Backdrop for This Interview?
  5:32Equipment Experiment - Easy, Affordable Setup
  3:47Upgrade Camera and Mic
  0:36What's on My Desk During Video Interviews?
  0:22Jenn's Office Setup with Ambient Light for Interviews
  1:15Jenn's Office Setup with Full Lighting & White Background
6 Your Introduction Video
  1:59Should I Use Script?
  1:28#1 Way to Bore Your Interviewer
  0:49Video Interview Check List
7 Bonus Tips
  1:37Before the Interview
  00:31After The Interview
  1:18What If I Have An Accent?
  1:374 Tips
  1:094 Things to Avoid
  1:13Preparing for Your Interview
  3:48Your Eyes Communicate Too
  2:12"After" Interview Example
  1:23What If The Interviewer is BAD on Video?
8 Wrap Up
  0:30Jenn's Last Thoughts
  2:06Last Labs
  0:57The 10% to Remember
Continuous Play
  1:17:57How To Rock a Video Job Interview for Job Seekers
Supporting Materials
  PDFHandouts: Course Outline Video Interview Seeker
  PDFHandouts: Video Seeker Worksheet
  PDFHow To Rock a Video Job Interview for Job Seekers Glossary/Index
  PDFHandouts: Video Seeker Checklist
  PDFHandouts: Bonus Extras
  PDFHandouts: Sample Interview Questions
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