How to stand out in a virtual interview

Due to the pandemic, the majority of the interviews are now virtual. Are you prepared to stand out in an interview?

Listed below are a few tips and reminders to help you ace the interview.

  1. Preparation:

·         Make sure you are in a room with good lighting and a strong internet signal.

·         Set up a practice Zoom webinar with a friend to see how you look and sound.

·         Dress appropriately based on the culture of the organization.

·         Do you know your strengths and how they can be applied to the job your interviewing for?

·         The qualifications and skills required on each job description will help you determine what will be asked in an interview

·         How can you add value to the organization- prior to the interview? Can you find out the companies top priorities?

·         Can you reach out to an employee to learn more about the organization?

  1. Make sure you have good eye contact, posture and show excitement throughout the virtual interview
  2. Develop a list of 5 questions you can ask at the end of an interview(examples below)

·         What does success look like for this position?

·         What qualities are you looking for in this position?

  1. Close for a next step in the interview

·         What are the next steps in the interviewing process?

·         If I don’t hear back from you, is it OK to follow-up with you on X date?

·         Write a thank you note- make sure you ask for their email address…you can also write your thank you note on LinkedIn

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