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: August 18, 2023
14 Reviews (37 ratings)


Anonymous Author
I didn't do as well on the quiz.. there are a couple of ambiguous questions; but, in the job interview this happens.. a lot! Overall, things I knew.. but a great refresher and always helpful insights that were realistic and applicable to so many situations. Thank you for a terrific course! Once thought was related to two segments that had you in a tank top without noting that this was both a distraction as well as could appear as though you had no clothes on for the professional interview (due to long hair).. It would be a great add-on to address this!

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
Excellent tips provided for video interviews. Many seem like they would be no brainer ideas, but I had not thought about how backgrounds, etc. are perceived and that they can be distractions. Definitely recommend this course.

Anonymous Author
good course but too many sub classes should combine more that is distracting. Some of the examples were not on point and too simple course needs to step up seriousness factor

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.

Anonymous Author
Really practical guidance for zoom interviews - will return to this next time I interview.

Anonymous Author
Very entertaining course filled with suggestions and examples that are extremely useful.

Member's Profile
This is a good overview and self-check but I thought it could be more concise.

Anonymous Author
Very good course. It showed techniques that are necessary in post covid world.

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

Member's Profile
Some problematic statements on gender and gender norms.

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
Company: Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
Contact: 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 .
Instructor for this course
Course Syllabus
1 Welcome
  Instructor Introduction1:14
  Introduction to How To Rock a Video Job Interview for Job Seekers0:24
  Before We Begin0:47
  "Before" Interview Example1:52
2 How To Behave Professionally on Video
  Your Goal...It's Not What You Think0:30
  Where Do I Look?1:49
  How to Convey Confidence in the 1st 5 Seconds2:00
  How to Convey Power, Authority and Intelligence in the 1st 5 Seconds1:37
  What Should I Wear - Ladies2:06
  What Should I Wear - Men1:08
  Should I Wear Makeup on Video?-Ladies 2:20
  Do Men Have to Wear Makeup on Video?1:49
  Your Hair on Video0:37
  What's Behind You? (Your Background is Speaking Too)1:28
  Good Background For Video Interviews0:28
  How to Sit Confidently on Video1:48
  What to Do with Your Hands0:44
  Glare in Your Glasses1:00
  Practice Tips1:43
  Before Interview Example Explained1:35
3 During The Interview
  Why Video Interviews Popular1:13
  When to Schedule An Interview1:11
  What to Expect1:39
  Pulling Focus Away from You1:06
  How In Person and Video Interviews Differ2:38
  How to Start and End Your Video Interview1:10
  How Long Your Answer Be?1:24
  #1 Mistake That Destroys Your Video Interview2:06
4 Handling Video Fear & Nerves
  Fear of Being Seen 1:07
  Un-Nerving Yourself1:31
  Grounding Meditation9:21
5 Your Setup & Equipment
  Do I Need to Buy New Camera, Mic, Lights & Backdrop for This Interview?1:30
  Equipment Experiment - Easy, Affordable Setup5:32
  Upgrade Camera and Mic3:47
  What's on My Desk During Video Interviews?0:36
  Jenn's Office Setup with Ambient Light for Interviews0:22
  Jenn's Office Setup with Full Lighting & White Background1:15
6 Your Introduction Video
  Should I Use Script?1:59
  #1 Way to Bore Your Interviewer1:28
  Video Interview Check List0:49
7 Bonus Tips
  Before the Interview1:37
  After The Interview00:31
  What If I Have An Accent?1:18
  4 Tips1:37
  4 Things to Avoid1:09
  Preparing for Your Interview1:13
  Your Eyes Communicate Too3:48
  "After" Interview Example2:12
  What If The Interviewer is BAD on Video?1:23
8 Wrap Up
  Jenn's Last Thoughts0:30
  Last Labs2:06
  The 10% to Remember0:57
Continuous Play
  How To Rock a Video Job Interview for Job Seekers1:17:57
Supporting Materials
  Handouts: Course Outline Video Interview SeekerPDF
  Handouts: Video Seeker WorksheetPDF
  How To Rock a Video Job Interview for Job Seekers Glossary/IndexPDF
  Handouts: Video Seeker ChecklistPDF
  Handouts: Bonus ExtrasPDF
  Handouts: Sample Interview QuestionsPDF
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