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Make an impact during your video interview

To protect the health and safety of those involved in the hiring process at IQVIA, we utilize video interviews to connect with most candidates.

The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged all of us to adjust not only how we work but how we secure new jobs. In order to protect the health and safety of those involved in the hiring process, we now conduct a majority of our interviews 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 great 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.

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