Light, camera, action! Tips for looking your best on Kira

When recording timed video responses in Kira, you'll want your environment to reflect how prepared you are. Below are a few tips to help, however, keep in mind that the content of your response is what matters most to the admissions or hiring team.


Choose a well-lit environment to complete your Kira assessment. Natural light is preferable, and you should try to set the light source in front of you so the admissions or hiring team can see your face clearly.

A desk with a laptop, keyboard, lamp, coffee cup, and glasses


When choosing an interview location, consider how you'd like to portray yourself. Try to avoid featuring an unmade bed or a cluttered shelf in the background, or a window with passing vehicles — a plain wall or simple background is typically best

A white chair and white desk sitting against a white wall


Try to center yourself in front of the camera with your face and shoulders visible. Your camera and screen should be sitting at a distance and angle where it's comfortable to read the screen just below eye level.

A young man smiling and speaking to someone on his computer


When you’re ready to take your assessment, try to look into the camera. It's tough, but do your best to resist the temptation to watch yourself on the screen. The admissions or hiring team will appreciate you talking into your camera because they'll be able to make eye contact with you while reviewing your responses, making your responses even more engaging.

While completing your practice questions in Kira, you can replay your responses to ensure you're presenting yourself in the way that you want to be seen.

A young man in a collared dress shirt in a job interview