More companies are moving to remote working. This also includes the interview process. We know this is new and can be intimidating. But you have nothing to fear. Here are Tips to Secure a Job Virtually.
Stand out From the Crowd
If you have never had a virtual interview, your first one can be scary. But you can definitely make a good first impression even from behind your computer screen. Here we have tips that can help you stand out from the crowd.
Eye Contact: You may not be face-to-face with your interviewer, but you can still keep eye contact. This is done by looking directly into the camera.
Don’t Fidget: Sitting completely still can look awkward and unnatural. Try and keep your movement to a minimum.
Take Notes: Note taking is always encouraged. Ensure that you have a pen and notebook ready to jot down anything.
Be Honest About Connectivity Issues: If you start experiencing any connectivity issues, it’s best to be honest about it immediately.
Be Enthusiastic: It is important to show your excitement for your interview. You can do this by smiling and laughing.
Much like a conventional face-to-face interview, you have to prepare. Do your research on the company and the position you are applying for. You should also get some information on the duties and responsibilities you will have.
Preparing for a Virtual Interview
There are a few things you can do to ensure that your interview runs smoothly. You won’t have to go out of your way to accommodate these tips. They can all be done a day before your interview.
Test Your Technology
The last thing you want is for your technology to be the reason why you don’t get a job. So make sure that you test your computer or web cam to ensure that it’s working. You should also test your internet connection.
Clear out Distractions
Knowing what time your interview allows you enough time to clear out all distractions. Make sure that you have a quiet space and remember to turn off all notifications for the duration of the interview.
Dress to Impress
Just because you aren’t having a face-to-face interview doesn’t mean you shouldn’t get dressed. You are still trying to make a good impression. So dress professionally from head to toe. This shows your level of your professionalism and how serious you are about the interview.
Have Professional Body Language
A lot can be said by your body language. So be open and welcoming even though your interviewer will only see the top half of your body. This means keeping your hand gestures to a minimum.
How to be on Time for a Virtual Interview
You might not have to physically travel to your interview, but you can still be late. Ensure that you enter the video conference at the time you are allocated. You can login a few minutes before just to avoid any technical issues you may have.
What to do After Your Interview
Once your interview is over you can finally breathe a sigh of relief. But even though the hard part is done there are a few things left to do. Sending a thank you email is a good way to leave a lasting impression.
Ace Your Virtual Interview
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