The Big Q: Is it unprofessional to wear a gaming headset during a video interview?Posted over 3 years ago by Client Server

Q : I'm a developer and I'm interviewing remotely for the first time. I have a gaming headset I also use for work calls because the audio quality is better than my laptop's internal microphone. But I'm worried that I'll look unprofessional if I use it during a job interview. Should I ditch it?

A : In a time where video interviewing is normal, there are few things more frustrating than poor quality audio and video. After putting in so much work preparing for an interview, the last thing you want to deal with is a dodgy picture or a mic that echoes.

You want to ensure the quality of your video is as clear as possible. Most video platforms allow you to test your mic and camera before you go live, so take a few extra minutes to make sure your set up is perfect.

As for your gaming headset, use it. Nobody's going to mind, so long as your answers are clear and easy to hear.