Apple Facetime interview? Need some tips?

Recently, got a opportunity to do a FaceTime Interview for Apple and need some advice and tips on how to prepare? I anyone has done one before, I would appreciate any advice you can give me

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  • +11 votes

    Never heard of this happening before, but ill provide some tips. Some may seem obvious but I feel they'd be important.

    • Use a phone stand/dock

      If you have your phone on a dock/stand and you are not holding it, I feel that it would show that you are focused on the interview and not holding/positioning your phone.

    • Try to avoid using earphones/headphones but ensure your voice is good in terms of quality and volume (like how loud it is as you will be using your phones built-in mic).

      If I had to interview someone over FaceTime and they had their gaming headset on, I would be quite confused.

    • Make sure your phone is plugged in and charging!

      The worst thing is if your phone dies mid-call.

    • Let other people in your household know that you will be on the phone and cannot be distracted from x hours.

    • Enable aeroplane mode and enable Wi-Fi - this will prevent cellular calls from getting to you but you'd be able to FaceTime still since you have a Wi-Fi connection.


    Other Tips:

    • A day or so before the interview, test the above with a friend! The worst thing is if they can't hear or see you!
    • Give 'eye-contact' with them

    If I think of more I will reply/edit this comment.
    Best of luck:)

    • +1 vote

      Don't really know what you mean by "FaceTime interview for apple"

      Are you interviewing for apple via teleconference using FaceTime??

      If you have your phone on a dock/stand and you are not holding it, I feel that it would show that you are focused on the interview and not holding/positioning your phone.

      +1 Better still use or borrow a Mac or iPad with a case stand.

      Try to avoid using earphones/headphones but ensure your voice is good in terms of quality and volume (like how loud it is as you will be using your phones built-in mic).

      I disagree. I spend a large proportion of my day on the phone. I use a soft phone and I always use a headset there's nothing wrong with using one. A gaming headset is fine as long as it works.

      +1 to charging

      If you have house mates or family members who may by accident interrupt you, maybe book a room at your local library?

      Do a test call with a mate and make sure you can hear them and they can hear you. As others have said put your phone on airplane mode and keep wifi on so you can't be interrupted.

      You still want to look smart even if you're sitting down so put on a shirt and tie.

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        I disagree. I spend a large proportion of my day on the phone. I use a soft phone and I always use a headset there's nothing wrong with using one. A gaming headset is fine as long as it works.

        Fair enough, as you normally use only voice, it doesn't really matter whether you use headphones or not but having headphones sometimes increases the quality. I actually have all my regular calls routed to my PC so I can answer via that instead of having to plug stuff in constantly when answering/making calls. I get what you are saying though

        If you have house mates or family members who may by accident interrupt you, maybe book a room at your local library?

        That's a good alternative.

        You still want to look smart even if you're sitting down so put on a shirt and tie.

        +1

  • +3 votes

    Check what's in the background before starting the call

    https://twitter.com/ella_vdm/status/1162614773915115520/phot...

  • +5 votes

    Don't worry about wearing pants

  • +3 votes

    pro tip: use beauty mode to the max

  • +2 votes

    Turn on flight mode then enable Wifi. This will ensure you don't receive a phone call in the middle of it.

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      IMO bad idea!
      Australian internet is shit and unpredicatble!
      If you have 3G or 4G enabled, then, in case your WiFi stops working, you can continue on your interview without interruptions!

  • +3 votes

    what do you mean, tips specifically for Facetime? for an interview for a job at Apple? for an interview via teleconference? for an interview in general?
    question is too vague for me.

  • +2 votes

    Use Animoji to show how good you are with face time, preferably the monkey face one

  • +2 votes

    "Apple Facetime interview? Need some tips?"

    Buy an apple phone?

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    don't wear any pants just comfortable underwear.

    you will feel so strong and confident you'll nail the interview

  • +1 vote
    1. Look good
      Dress appropriately: Check out the company's website, Facebook page and Twitter feed to get a feel for how employees dress and behave.
      Clean up - shave, brucsh hair. wair trousers - you may need to stand up to adjust!
    2. Prepare your room
      tell everyone at home, set up quiet space, check lighting at the same time of day as the interview, set up ipad, iphone on stand at height, do mock vieo and check background etc. tidy and declutter.
    3. Smile, talk slowly, clearly
      use body language.
    4. Listen and show you are listening
      maintain eye contact, nod, give expressions that you are listening such as uh-huh, yes etc.
    5. Cheat!!!!
      its a video call - you can put notes and cues up behind the camera. put them in big text behind the phone or off to the side.
    6. Tech problems
      make sure you address them if they occur e.g. can't hear the other person, cutting off. otherwise you may give the impression that you didn;t listen to the question
    7. Practice
      a. practice with friend, colleague. ask them to use big screen and give you feedback on how you come across and can be heard.
      b. record yourself in the set up environemnt with the same device. watch it. fix anything. repeat.
  • +1 vote

    Did they ask what type of phone you have before committing you to a face time interview?

    What happens if you have an android phone? What about those that don't own a smart phone at all?

    Will the workplace be full of apple fanboys and "mac types"?

    • +1 vote

      What happens if you have an android phone? What about those that don't own a smart phone at all?

      If you were applying for a job at apple, it’s completely fair to assume you have one apple product. Same with a smart phone. Not many people don’t have one.

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    Make sure porn stash is out of view.
    Unless it’s pertinent to the job of course.