Keep these 5 things in mind while preparing for a virtual interview

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Last Update: 2021-04-12 13:39:56 IST

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Along with lifestyle, there have been many changes in the way we work. From work to meetings and interviews are now online. So if you are also going to give interviews for a company, then keep these things in mind.

In the changed circumstances after Corona, nowadays interviews have also started to be virtual. In view of its convenience and advantages, employers are also preferring virtual interviews rather than in-person interviews. Come, learn how to prepare for a virtual interview.

Ask Time for Preparation: Seeing the virtual interview as an advantage, it helps the candidates to feel comfortable, so that they are able to give more natural answers as well. For any such virtual interview / meeting, there is a fixed schedule like the earlier in-person interview, when you have to be present virtually. If there is no schedule already set by the employer for such a meeting, then request them to ask for at least one day's time. Anyway, this is a professional etiquette, they won't mind it either. In this way, being prepared in advance and appearing in a virtual interview will also increase your chances of performing the best.

Choose a quiet place: Organize your virtual interview in a place that is quiet and where you feel comfortable, so that your attention is not distracted. If you need to conduct your interview from home, choose a quiet room and tell your household members or family that you are attending an interview so that they can be as calm as possible. Try to keep the atmosphere as professional as possible, mimicking the settings of the in-interview.

Practicing potential questions: Prepare such questions for the virtual interview in advance, which can be asked from you. Often employers also ask a number of questions by looking at your resume and cover letter, such as questions related to your specific experience and qualifications. So take care of all these things beforehand.

Check connectivity: One major difference between personal interviews and virtual interviews is that virtual interviews depend on an Internet connection. So before the interview starts, make sure that your net, microphone and webcam are working correctly. For this, you can also do a practice interview with a partner.

Wear professional attire: Even if you are conducting an interview from home or any other remote location, it is important to have your professional appearance on camera. This also shows how serious you are about the interview. Virtual interviews may also seem more casual than in-person interviews, but you can interpret this remote interview in the same way that you live in the office. Use professional language, including body language. Stay focused. Make direct contact by looking at your computer's camera instead of the screen.

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