How to impress in a Virtual or Zoom interview – Setup, Showcase & Shine!

How to Prepare for a Zoom Interview
  • Prepare for your Zoom or Skype Interview

  • Do a practice interview with a friend or family member

  • Practice answering commonly asked interview questions, for example tell us about yourself, what are three strengths, etc

  • Read the company website, especially the company\'s core values

  • Make sure all of your social media accounts are up-to-date

  • Create a cheat sheet for yourself to reference during your interview

  • Figure out the location, tech, and lighting

  • Find a quite and disturbance-free spot

  • Check where you are going to sit and what\'s behind you

  • Ensure that the lighting is just right

  • Test your internet connections

  • Manage appearance and body language

  • Dress the part. How does your outfit look while sitting down

  • Do a test record of yourself on video

  • Check your online avatar

  • Prep if you’re screen sharing

  • Be punctual and relaxed. Take a few deep breaths before you get started

  • Interact and respond effectively on video

  • Stay distraction free

  • Communicate effectively

  • Smile

  • Animate with facial expressions

  • Keep eye contact

  • Slow down (a little)

  • Prepare for lack of eye contact too

  • Plan for delays and pauses

  • Demonstrate your skills with your narrative

  • Close and follow up after the virtual interview

  • Prepare for future interviews

  • End it right. end on a positive note

  • Keep in touch, send a thank you follow up

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