Video calls allow us to work remotely or interview for jobs in far away locations. But you still need to make a good impression, and US News suggests a trial run before any important video calls to make sure everything -- background, ambient noise, even your audio quality -- are just right.
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The US News article is geared directly towards job candidates who want to look and sound good in their video interviews, and we agree that the tips are probably more important when you have one chance to get everything right. However, if you work remotely and hop on video calls, there's no reason not to make sure you make a good impression every time. They suggest a trial run with a friend or coworker to make sure they can hear you, your microphone sounds OK and that it's as quiet as possible with little ambient noise (and no one around you'll distract by being on your call).
They also suggest you mind your background too -- a lot of personal items in the background may be fun for a video call with friends or coworkers, but they can be distracting in an interview. You don't want your background to give off a terrible impression of you and your working space. Hit the link below for more tips.
Tips for a Successful Video Interview [US News]