VIRTUAL INTERVIEW TECHNIQUES

Posted: 14th Oct

Virtual interviews are becoming more common practice for many job applicants these days. It is now even more important to learn the skills required to undertake a great virtual interview.

Here are a few tips for setting yourself up for success:

1. TEST YOUR TECHNOLOGY BEFOREHAND

2. KEEP YOUR VIRTUAL IDENTITY PROFESSIONAL

      • Keep your email and user-names professional and straightforward

3. CREATE A SET

      • Make sure the space is clean and uncluttered
      • Sit in front of a blank background to limit distractions
      • Sitting near a window works best, keep the light in front of you

4. WEAR PROFESSIONAL ATTIRE

      • Dress as though you’re preparing for a face-to-face interview

5. PREPARE IN ADVANCE

      • Practice answers to common interview questions (enlist a friend or family member to do a mock interview with you)
      • Keep your resume next to you

6. LIMIT DISTRACTIONS

7. USE PROFESSIONAL BODY LANGUAGE

      • Sit up straight, smile, and keep your eyes on the camera

8. BE YOURSELF

      • Be clear and concise in your answers

9. FOLLOW UP

      • Send a follow-up email, thanking them for taking the time to speak with you.
      • If you’re not successful in getting the job, ask for feedback and if you can stay in regular contact to enquire about any future roles that become available.