Job interviews can be a daunting prospect even for experienced doctors who have completed many interviews throughout their careers. Thankfully, interviews for NHS positions tend to follow very similar structures and focus on the same key areas. This is the case for both in-person interviews and NHS video interviews.
We have put together our top tips to help doctors from around the world prepare for their NHS video interviews.
- Check your internet speed
- If you have access to a laptop or computer
- If you are using a laptop/iPad, make sure it’s fully charged
- Check the audio works (input and output)
- Check the camera works
- Ask your recruitment Consultant which platform your interview is taking place on. It’s likely your video interview will take place on either Teams or Zoom. Test out the software before your interview so that you’re fully prepared.
It’s important to note, no matter how well you prepare for your interview, things can still go wrong. If all doesn’t go as planned, take a deep breath. Try not to panic. Remember that everyone has dealt with technical difficulties at one point or another. How you handle the technical issues will give the interviewer an insight into whether or not you can handle stressful situations in the NHS hospital.
- Try and find a quiet room at home where it is unlikely you will be disturbed.
- If you live with your family or friends, inform them ahead of time about your video interview to avoid distractions.
- The camera should be at eye level, facing you directly. If you need to, prop your laptop up on several books or a higher table to make sure it’s at the right height.
- If possible, try not to have your back to a window or direct light. The best light will be if you’re facing a window. Be mindful of your background, try to tidy up behind you.
- Although the interview will be happening remotely, it’s still important to dress for the interview the same way you would if it was face-to-face.
- Make sure you’re comfortable so that you can relax.
Practice, practice, practice!
- If you have family or friends who can jump on a video call with you, it’s great to practice and get some honest feedback from them.
How can Remedium help you prepare for your NHS video interview?
When Remedium sets up an interview for you, we will always have a practice call with you beforehand. We will go through the type of questions they will ask and answer any questions you may have regarding the interview process.
We understand that the process of relocating can be daunting, but we have supported thousands of doctors like you to make the move before. In addition to the tailored interview support, our award-winning digital relocation software, Red Carpet, will help relieve the burden, by helping you with administrative tasks like securing flights and accommodation, setting up a bank account, and much, much more.
If you’re looking for a new role within the NHS, please get in touch.
You can take a look at our live vacancies here: https://hubs.la/Q010yrbz0
or you can register your CV here: https://hubs.la/Q010yt470