Virtual interviews are now a common practice in the hiring process. Mastering the virtual interview is now a more essential skill for job seekers. This quick guide will equip you with some key pointers to help impress potential employers from behind the screen.
Technical Setup: Ensure a stable internet connection, functional camera, and clear audio. Test your setup with a friend before the interview.
Dress Professionally: Dress as you would for an in-person interview, adhering to the company’s dress code.
Prepare Your Environment: Choose a quiet, well-lit, and tidy space for the interview. Remove any distractions and ensure a neutral background.
Research the Company: If you haven’t done so already, familiarise yourself with the company’s mission, values, and recent achievements. Prepare to discuss how your skills and experiences align with the company’s goals.
Practice Common Interview Questions: Prepare answers for common interview questions and have examples ready to demonstrate your skills and experience. (TIP! Read our other how-to guides on the Bubble Blog)
Be Ready to Share Your Screen: Have any necessary documents or portfolios ready to share on-screen if requested. (TIP! If you have dual screen setup this can be a lot easier)
Maintain Eye Contact and Body Language: Look into the camera when speaking and maintain good posture throughout the interview.(TIP! If you have a dual screen setup this can be more difficult)
Follow Up: Send a thank you email expressing your appreciation for the opportunity and reiterating your interest in the position.
Virtual interviews may initially seem daunting, but with adequate preparation, you can navigate them confidently and effectively. By following these basic steps, you’ll not only convey your qualifications but also demonstrate your adaptability in a digital world.