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Top Tips for Your Next Virtual Interview

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Everyone today is making new transitions into more virtual experiences. From remote working, virtual classes, webinars, and events, it is clear that this is becoming more and more of a reality. As we all transition into our new virtual world, interviews are also now being conducted via video calls. This can be nerve-wracking and stressful when you are trying to land the job! Preparation is key. So, here are our top tips to make your first impression a good one and crush your virtual interview. You got this!

7 Tips to Help You Land the Job

Whether you are in the midst of interviewing virtually, your friend is, or you are planning to soon, these tips will help you stand out from other candidates. First impressions are important in interviews. These tips will help you make a great virtual first impression.

Tip #1: Dress Code

Research the company's culture and dress one level above. For example, if you are interviewing at an extremely corporate company, wear a suit. If you are interviewing with a more casual company, wear a nice collared shirt or blouse.

                               
                                 

Tip #2: Lighting

Lighting is the most important element of looking professional in an interview. Make sure you are well lit and your lighting matches the ambiance of your room. We created our Video Conference Lighting Kit and Broadcast Lighting Kit to have a bi-color and adjustable brightness option to ensure that you would be able to get the perfect color and brightness for every situation.

                                 
                                 
                                 

Tip #3: Test Your Technology

There is nothing worse than being late to your interview because your having technical difficulties. Make sure to call your mom or a friend to test your audio, lighting and see how your background looks before your interview.

                      
                               

Tip #4: Eye Contact

Eye contact can get difficult on a virtual call because of the placement of the screen versus the camera. Make sure to look into the camera when you are speaking and not at the screen. If you have a dual screen, put your video call screen close to your webcam to maintain as much eye contact as possible.

Tip #5: Wait Your Turn

Lags in audio are common on video calls and can cause some awkward moments of not knowing who is supposed to finish speaking. Let your interviewer fully finish their sentences before speaking to avoid the lag time.

Tip #6: Find a Quiet Environment

Finding a quiet, non-interrupted space can be hard right now if you have 3 roommates or bothersome siblings. But, kindly give your family and housemates a heads up before you go live on your interview that you need 20-30 minutes of no interruption.

Tip #7: Tame Your Beard

We all might be a little lazy on personal hygiene during quarantine, but make sure to clean up before your interview. Trim your beard and do your hair to feel and look as professional as possible.


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