Take a second to think about the stereotypical college dorm room movie scene. The mess of clothes, party items and unprofessional movie posters are scattered all over. Take another second and ask yourself if this is the background setting you’d want for a video interview? The answer is absolutely not!
Sure, the dorm room scene is an exaggeration, but it’s important to spend time thinking about the items in the background of your video interview and most importantly, which objects shouldn’t be in view. Here is a list of six objects that should never be in the background of a video interview.
Most of the items listed above can be easily avoided if you’re able to reserve a room at a library or a public office. Doing so also ensures that you’ll have a professional setting. If you can’t, try to find a quiet room in your house and position yourself to avoid these objects. Looking for more video interview tips to help you rock your next video interview? Check out our top video interview tips for candidates and interviewers here.
Esteban Gomez is a marketing consultant with interviewstream. He loves learning and has a passion for traveling, having visited many countries including China, Colombia, Italy, and Peru.