Online job interviews can be stressful for both parties. The person applying for a job will naturally be nervous about his or her virtual performance. However, interviewers may also wonder if they’ve made a good impression on a job candidate, especially if the position is specialized and suitable candidates are in short supply.
The good news is that you can eliminate a lot of the stress surrounding job interviews with a bit of preparation and practice. Here are some tips to get you started on the right foot.
Tips for Job Candidates
Are you looking for a job? If so, put your best foot forward by preparing ahead of time:
- Check your equipment beforehand to ensure your microphone and video camera are working well.
- Choose a spot with good lighting and a professional background.
- Choose your clothes ahead of time and make sure they’re clean and ironed.
- Eat before (or after) the interview. Bringing food or beverages to the table is unprofessional.
- Research the company and position. Be prepared to ask questions as well as to answer them.
Tips for Interviewers
If you’re interviewing a job candidate, you can prepare ahead of time by doing the following:
- Review the job application and create a list of questions you want to ask.
- Check your equipment in advance to make sure everything is working properly.
- Communicate with coworkers who may be participating in the interview. Decide ahead of time who will ask certain questions, share certain information, etc.
- Be prepared to answer questions about salary, benefits, expected work schedule, precautions taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19, etc.
- If you’re conducting the interview from home, make sure you have a professional background and dress appropriately for the interview. A sloppy background puts the company in a bad light.
Creating a Welcoming Atmosphere for New Workers
If you’re conducting a virtual interview from your company office, be prepared to showcase a professional office setup to attract top-tier workers. A clean, sanitized, organized work environment is sure to impress anyone who is serious about advancing his or her career.
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