Virtual Interview Tips to Ace Your Remote Meeting
COVID-19 changed the way the work environment - meetings, get-togethers, onboarding - everything is done virtually, even the interviews. For the interviewee, it’s serious business; they want to present the best version of themselves and move on to the next round.
Keep these tips in mind before your next interview:
Tech Glitches:Always make sure you’ve got good wifi connectivity. Virtual interviews usually have video turned on, and that requires a good and sturdy connection to have clear video and audio. The last thing you want is repeating “Can you hear me” 15 times in a row.
Distracting Backgrounds:Usually, a plain background is what we recommend, but you can have some plants or a bookshelf in the background too. Anything that is static and doesn’t distract the interviewer during the call will work. You can even use a background on the video calling service you’re using, and blurring it is usually the best option.
Slouching:While one may not give much thought to body language since you can only see 1/3rd of your screen. However, bad posture and slouching denote a lazy attitude. Instead, sit up straight to show that you are present and involved in the conversation during your remote interview.
Lack of Engagement:Interviews don’t always have to be a game of questions and answers. Usually, the best interviews are the ones where you can have a conversation with the recruiter rather than the recruiter having to constantly urge you to answer and speak more about yourself. Engaging with a recruiter and having a meaningful conversation shows that you have the relevant soft skills required for this job.
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