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Take a second to think about the stereotypical college dorm room movie scene.  The mess of clothes, party items, and unprofessional movie posters are scattered all over.

Take another second, and ask yourself if this is the background setting you’d want for a video interview?  The answer is absolutely not!

Sure, the dorm room scene is an exaggeration, but it’s important to spend time thinking about the items in the background of your video interview and most importantly, which objects shouldn’t be in view.  Here is a list of 5 objects that should never be in the background of a video interview.

6 Objects to Avoid in the Background of  Your Video Interview

1.    Your Bed

It might be OK to conduct a video interview in your bedroom, but make sure your bed isn’t in view.  Your future employer doesn’t need to know where you sleep.

2.    Food and Drink

The sandwich that you started eating an hour ago and never finished needs to be put away!  The same can be said for the soda cans, beer cans, candy wrappers, and any other food item that’s in view. Your video interview should be conducted on a clean desk.


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