February 15, 2017
Virtual interviews are becoming more of an option for recruiters when distance is a factor

5 Tips To Prepare For Your Virtual Interview

Virtual, or online, interviews are becoming increasingly common, allowing employers to reach a more diverse applicant pool. As companies expand across states and countries, or embrace a virtual workforce, this enables employers to find ideal employees, while offering job seekers more opportunities beyond their geographic location. While many of the traditional interview rules still apply, keep the following tips in mind to help prepare for and ace your virtual interview.   Test Your Technology Don’t wait until the day of your interview to set up your equipment. You’ll need a computer with camera and speakers, as well as a microphone to efficiently carry out a virtual interview. Make sure these are all in working order prior to your interview by checking you have an appropriate volume, as well as an angle to display a portrait view of your head and shoulders with clear view of your face. It’s a good idea to double check your internet connectivity as well to make sure your network is fast enough to handle the live feed of your interview. While you should absolutely do everything you can to prevent any technical glitches on the day of your interview, stay calm if any do arise. Getting flustered may be more of a red flag to employers than a simple glitch – particularly for a role that requires technical expertise.   Stage Your Interview Environment When setting up your computer and other equipment, take care to set up your virtual interview environment as well. If possible, […]