PICK THE PERFECT SPOT FOR LIGHTING

PICK THE PERFECT SPOT FOR LIGHTING

Make sure it isn’t too dark but also stay away from overhead lights during the interview, if you can. If possible, try to settle down near a window with your face towards the light. You always want to put your best foot (or in this case, face) forward!

Lighting Dos:

Natural (window) light is best because it gives the best (most accurate) color.

Turn off any overhead lights if you are able to sit by a window because they will add a yellow or blue tint (depending on the kind of bulb).

Light on your face will highlight your eyes and facial features.

Lighting Don’ts:

Lighting from above or behind will cause strange shadows on your face and a frizz halo out of your hair.

Lighting from behind or the side will cause a glare, making it difficult for the interviewer to see you.

Lighting from behind or the side can also cause a glare on your screen and make it hard for you to see the interviewer!

Pro Tip: Scope out a good spot to conduct your online meeting the day before to make sure you’re not rushing around before the interview. Make sure you have a stable table for your laptop. You don’t want it bouncing around or wobbling during the interview. You may need to use a box to lift the laptop up so that it gets from just below your shoulders to just above your head for a perfectly framed interview shot. If you are using a tablet or smartphone, use a device tripod to hold it steady.