Preparing for Interviews in the Virtual Environment

Have you just landed an interview that will be conducted online? Congratulations! Click here to learn more about preparing for a video interview.

Listed below are also a few tips to prepare for a successful video interview:

Setting Up Technology

  •  Get your audio and camera settings situated well before the interview. Make sure you’ve tested them, and remove any webcam cover or slide that will prevent your interviewer from seeing you.
  • Get logged in and make sure you know how to navigate the platform.

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Doing Your Homework

  • Study up on who you’ll be interviewing with.
  • Study the products or services that the company offers. Learn more about what’s going on at that company or within their industry.
  • Assess the company’s culture. Search their website, any social media accounts or ask around if you know people who work there.

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What to Wear

  • Dress as you would for an in-person interview and try on your outfit in advance.
  • Be mindful of what’s going to show on camera and how it’s going to appear on the other end.
  • Pick your colors and your patterns wisely and remember to coordinate your outfit with your background.

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How to Set Up Your Background

  • You’ll want to make sure that the location sets you up for success. Make sure it’s an environment you have some control over such as ensuring it is quiet during your interview.
  • Set up on a table or desk if possible and make sure it is a well-lit area.
  • Make sure everything looks organized and tidy and avoid anything that could be polarizing.

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Published on September 22nd, 2020

Last updated on September 22nd, 2020