Covid-19 has made interviews take a different shape altogether. As technology is progressing by leaps and bounds, the workplaces have been thoroughly equipped to proceed remotely. The corporate world is going virtual with Zoom and Skype. Mastering the virtual interview is the first step towards a follow-up employment or admision, whatsoever is the case.
So, we have a few DOs and DON’Ts to make sure you don’t mess up the job offer or the college admission because of a silly, virtual interview. Here’s how it goes-
Test Your Internet Connection
As soon as you get an interview scheduled; check your Internet connectivity, microphone, and camera. Fumbling audio might make the hiring manager question your aptness for the job. Make sure you turn the video on. It might sound funny, but make sure you do! Nothing can be a bigger turn off for the employer than communicating with a blank screen.
Create A Set
It is inevitably clear that work from home is all about working in comfy clothing lolling on the sofa (as long as the video is off). But, when it’s an interview, surely your employer doesn’t want to see that you’ve just rolled out of your bed. Just look for a blank wall in the house and you are good to go. How clean your surroundings are speaks volumes about how organized you are!
Dress Up In Professional Attire
First impression is the last impression and there need be no further questions! Being interviewed in a casual printed tee is a big no-no. Professional clothing shows how serious you are about a position, a job, or an admission. Moreover, when you get into something formal, your body language itself starts adapting to it, making it more realistic and easy.
Keep Your Body Language Formal
Convey your coincidence through your body language. Just as you would do for a personal interview; sit up straight, smile, make frequent eye-contacts, and keep the camera at the eye level to avoid looking here and there. Even if you are nervous, do not let it be visible in your answers. Remain poised when faced with a question you didn’t prepare for!
Communication skills are what interviews are all about. Physical disconnect might seem like a hindrance but you have to make sure you are lively and interested. Connect with the employers, listen to them attentively, and communicate your own views effectively and confidently. Make sure you send a follow-up email within 24 hours of the interview. Keep the email concise and impressive.
Make sure you practice and familiarise yourself with a few questions like: Where do you see yourself after 5 years, What are you passionate about, Why should we hire you, etc. Join the meet before time. If you liked this one: check out Top 10 Office Wear Essentials (For Men) You Need To Shop Now.