Here is basic information in setting up for a Zoom meeting/interview

  • Download and install a Zoom app for your device
  • If new to using Zoom, you can visit to join a test meeting.
    Here you can familiarize yourself with Zoom, in addition to testing your microphone/speakers before joining a Zoom meeting.

Setting up your Zoom environment

  • Lighting should come from in front of you or from the side, in order to best light your face. Eliminate any direct backlighting (like a window behind you).  Get plenty of light overall — be aware of glare on any eyeglasses.
  • Keep your background clear of distractions
  • Have the camera of your device/laptop at eye level.  Put the device/laptop on a box or some other sturdy support such as stack of large books to adjust the camera to eye level
  • Smartphones or pads with cameras can be used but must be used in a horizontal or landscape position not portrait  ▌and should be used with a stand or not hand held.
  • Avoid noise and other sounds at your space.
  • Choose solid-colored clothing rather than clothing with tight patterns or logos.

For additional information and support

  • For technical assistance or questions email
  • For more detailed instructions of menus and settings for HDMG Zoom meetings, go to this link.
  • For in-depth Zoom information visit Zoom’s online Help Center