Are you using video to conduct job interviews?

Visual Bias

These 2 candidates appear before you for their video interview.

Before they even say a word, you have received a ton of subliminal information.


First Impression


Your top candidate just finished video interviews with these 3 recruiters.

Which one are you?

A picture is worth a thousand word and you are communicating without saying a word.  Are you saying you are:

  • Professional
  • Confident
  • Knowledgable
  • Approachable
  • Easy To Talk To


Your competition has taken this class.  Why risk winging it?

In Video Interviewing for you will learn:

  • Your Goal on Video (It's Not What You Think).
  • The Basics: Where to look, What to wear, Where to be.
  • How to control how the viewer perceives you.
  • Why video is becoming so popular for job interviews.
  • How to critique a video candidate.
  • How to Be Fresh Every Time When Doing Multiple Video Interviews.
  • Bonus: Equipment Options for lights, camera, microphone and backdrops.
  • This class includes labs so that you can try out your new skills right away!

Sample Topics:

  • #1 Thing You Must Do Immediately On Video.
    Before & After Video Training
  • 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.
  • Visual Bias.
  • How To Deal With Bad Video Presentation & Distractions.
  • How to Be Fresh Every Time When Doing Multiple Video Interviews.
  • 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 Viewer.
  • What If I Have an Accent?

Not Covered:

  • This course does not cover how to conduct a job interview or what questions to ask.
  • This class assumes that you are familiar with how to interview and the laws around hiring.
  • This class does not cover how to edit video as the majority of video job interviews are live.

Who Should Take This Class:

  • Recruiters.
  • Executives and Managers.
  • Teams using video for job interviews.
  • Anyone conducing job interviews on video.


Learning Objectives
  • Explore how to create eye contact with the viewer.
  • Recognize how to convey power and authority on video.
  • Identify confidence while on video.
  • Recognize what will pull focus.
  • Recognize when you can use default equipment and when you should invest.
  • Explore how to gesture on video.
  • Discover how to avoid the #1 mistake people make on video interviews.
  • Identify how to critique a candidate on video.
Last updated/reviewed: March 23, 2024
5 Reviews (20 ratings)


Member's Profile
This was a decent introduction to video interviews but was clearly pieced together from a number of different sources. I think it was a bit repetitive making it longer than it needed to be.

Anonymous Author
i liked the course. it does not matter whether you interviewer or interviewee. good for job seekers as well. many practical tips.

Member's Profile
Good Content, easy to understand. With many recruiters working from home, taking a course like this is very important.

Member's Profile
I believe that any person in any industry would gain something from attending this course.

Member's Profile
Great course with good information that everyone should keep in mind while on video.

Course Complexity:
  • 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
  Jennifer Flaa Bio1:14
  Before We Begin0:47
  Bad Recruiter Example2:26
How to Behave Professionally on Video
  Your Goal...It's Not What You Think1:29
  Where Do I look?1:49
  How to Convey Confidence in the First 5 Seconds2:12
  How to Communicate Power, Authority and Intelligence in the First 5 Seconds1:37
  Your First Impression1:02
  What Should I Wear - Ladies1:55
  What Should I Wear - Men1:08
  Should I Wear Makeup on Video?2:20
  Do Men Have to Wear Makeup on Video?1:51
  Your Hair on Video0:37
  What's Behind You? (Your Background is Speaking Too)1:19
  Good Backgrounds for Video Interviews0:28
  How to Sit Confidently on Video1:49
  What to Do With Your Hands0:44
  Glare in Your Glasses1:00
  Practice Tips1:32
  Before Interview Example Explained0:57
  Lab 20:38
During The Interview
  Why Video Interviews are Popular0:54
  When to Schedule the Interview1:05
  What to Expect1:55
  Pulling Focus Away from You1:50
  Pulling Focus1:06
  How In Person and Video Interviews Differ2:52
  Starting and Ending Video Interviews1:00
  Ending the Interview - The Final Question1:09
  Managing Time1:20
  #1 Pitfall for Interviewers2:43
Handling Video Fear and Nerves
  Fear of Being Seen & Revealing Yourself1:27
  Getting Un Nervous1:31
  Grounding Meditation9:21
How to Critique a Video Job Interview
  #1 Thing You Must Do Immediately on Video3:22
  How to Critique A Candidate on Video4:49
  Visual Cognitive Bias4:08
  How to Deal with Bad Video Presentation and Distractions2:33
  Manipulating with Video1:11
  Lab 5 Visual Bias2:54
Your Setup and Equipment
  Do I Need to Buy a New Camera, Mic, Lights & Backdrop?1:24
  Equipment Experiment - Easy, Affordable Setup5:32
  Behind the Scenes - Pole & Wall Backdrops and Circle Light1:19
  Upgraded Webcam and Mic3:33
  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
Your Introduction Video
  Video Introductions - Should I Use a Script?1:51
  #1 Way to Bore Your Viewer1:27
  Your Video Interview Checklist0:49
  Intro Video - About The Process0:46
Bonus Tips
  Before the Video Interview0:34
  What if You Have an Accent?1:13
  "What?" "What?" "Could You Repeat That?"1:04
  4 Tips1:30
  4 Things to Avoid1:09
  Preparing for Your Interview1:13
  Your Eyes Communicate Too3:48
  What if You are BAD on Video1:11
  Video Fouls (Seeker on Video & You on Audio)1:49
  "After" Interview Example Explained2:14
Wrap Up
  Jenn's Last Thoughts0:33
  Last Labs2:52
  The 10% to Remember0:57
  Video Job Interviewing For Managers, Recruiters & Hiring Teams1:56:52
  Handout: Course Outline Video Interview Recruiter FinalPDF
  Handouts: Video Recruiter Worksheet FinalPDF
  Handouts: Setting a Subject At EasePDF
  Handouts: Tip Sheet For Job Seekers PDF
  Handouts: Your Video Checklist PDF
  Handouts: Sample Interview Questions PDF
  Handouts: Bonus Extras PDF
  Video Job Interviewing for Managers and Recruiters Glossary/ IndexPDF