HR Tip of the Week: 4 Tips to Nail a Virtual Job Interview!
•Set up your space.
Yes, you can do your interview wearing formal clothes on top and PJs on bottom. But you still need to control how the illusion of you is coming across on a 9×16 screen. Virtually, there will be fewer opportunities to infuse the conversation with your uniqueness and emotions. You will need to use your space, and your environment, to create a strong and lasting impression.
•Prepare for the unexpected.
Unlike traditional face-to-face interviews, virtual interviews can be conducted from the comfort of your home. Despite the familiar setting, you may still encounter some unexpected situations.
It’s easier to pick up important cues from facial expressions, gestures, body language, or tone when you meet someone face-to-face. However, these are often lost or more difficult to pick up remotely.
•Don’t perform a monologue; spark conversations.
Zoom calls are more monotonous than their in-person alternatives. Your main challenge during the interview itself will be keeping the conversation lively.