Making a Good First Impression with Video Interviews

With Liz M. Lopez

The Growing Your Team Podcast Episode 22

As a business owner, what are your first thoughts when you think of interviews?

If you’re like most business owners, one of the first things you think of when going through the process is finding the best candidate for your opening. You think of yourself interviewing others. 

However, interviews are a two-way street. Not only is the candidate making an impression on you, but you are also making an impression on the candidate. That first impression will impact whether they later accept a job offer, and what they will tell their network about your company – the good, the bad, and the ugly. 

In this episode of the Growing Your Team podcast, Liz M. Lopez shares how to make a good first impression from both a candidate’s perspective and an interviewer’s perspective. She is also sharing with us how to master video interviews so we can make great hiring decisions even when we can’t meet with a candidate face-to-face. 

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About Liz M. Lopez:

Liz M. Lopez is a valued Career & Business Coach, bestselling author, and celebrated speaker who ignites audiences by showing them their own potential and creating a clear path to accomplishing their true objectives.

After an award-winning 15 year corporate career, Liz launched her own company, Captivate Your Audience in 2007. In 2014, Liz co-founded the Keystone Mastermind Alliance with Tracie Thompson, an organization that is breaking barriers in mastermind-based networking for small businesses.

Liz has worked with thousands of Professionals, Business Owners, Entrepreneurs, and Corporate Groups to identify goals, set the right mindset, build practical systems, and practice fierce accountability to achieve unprecedented success in careers and business.

In this Episode You’ll Hear:

  • How Liz helps anyone in a transition (which can be a transition within your own company) become intentional about the moves they are making to grow their careers and businesses. (4:50)
  • Some of the top things you need to worry about when you prepare to be on camera for a video interview outside of what you wear. (8:08)
  • Why video interviews are going to be a popular choice for companies for a long time. (12:08)
  • How the first impression you put off during video interviews as the interviewer can impact the quality of candidates who are willing to say yes to the job. (12:50)
  • More tips for acing video interviews as both an interviewer and an interviewee. (And yes, you need to wear pants!) (16:55)
  • Whether video interviews allow you to learn more or less about a candidate than in-person interviews. (19:04)
  • What has left a negative impression with some of Liz’s clients when they have interviewed for a job. (23:53)
  • Why you need to avoid trying to hire the “French Chef who’s also good at Plumbing.” (27:34)

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Where could your business go with a strong team of support to help get you there?

Imagine what goals you could achieve, the time you could save, clients and customers you could serve, and the revenue growth that could happen with the right people surrounding you in your business.

Can you see it?

While you might be able to imagine it, you might not be confident about the steps you need to take to get there. 

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