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Make an impact during your video interview

The key to making an impact during your next video interview is preparation. Check out these tips to master the art of the virtual interview.

Your application is complete. You’ve discussed your qualifications with a recruiter. And now the interview phase has officially kicked off.

Given the success of our virtual interviewing model, and the flexibility it provides candidates, most of our interviews takes place virtually. If you have not participated in a video interview before or just want to brush up on your skills, review these tips and learn how to make a strong first impression!

  • • Back-up phone number: To mitigate any technology disruptions on the day of your interview, provide your recruiter a back-up phone number in advance. Proactively ask for one in return.

  • • Test your technology: Ensure you've downloaded any necessary applications or software to enable you to successfully participate in the video interview.

  • • Be prepared: Research IQVIA and have your resume available to ensure you don’t forget any key talking points. Prepare for commonly asked questions and create a list of questions to ask.

  • • Minimize distractions: On the day of your interview, select a video location with good lighting and silence your mobile device. Ensure your video background is free from clutter. Have a glass of water nearby before your interview begins.

  • • Dress for success: Wear the attire you would normally wear to an in-person interview.

  • • Be prompt: Log in to your video interview five minutes before the interview is set to begin and ensure everything is working properly. Be prepared to begin at the arranged time.

  • • Body language matters: During the video interview, be confident, smile, stay focused and ensure you are positioned in the center of the screen.

  • • Manage interruptions: If background noise or an unexpected visitor interrupts the interview, ask the interviewer for a moment, mute your line and resolve the situation.

But most of all…be yourself! We welcome and encourage employees to bring their authentic selves to work every day and want you to feel comfortable doing the same. Find more tips to consider before, during and after your IQVIA interview here.

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