There are some key tips to do well on the day. Follow with us.

1 – Choose the best equipment to be used

If you’re lucky enough to have multiple devices (like a computer, a tablet, or a smartphone), choose the one you’re most comfortable with, and with the most reliable technology.

If you don’t have any reliable device, it might be interesting to consider investing in one or borrowing it from someone you know.

2 – Select the appropriate location for the interview

The ideal place to carry out your interview should be an isolated place where you are free from distractions or the risk of someone entering the camera frame without being asked, in addition to being able to control the lighting and display a generic background.

The ideal scenario for an online job interview is a well-organized environment, with good but not strong lighting and a white wall without many details.

Sufficient camera space is also needed, preferably to be seen from the waist up and not just the face.

3 – Test all the technology to be used

Test the connection
Test the camera
Test the lighting
Test the sound
Test the video and messaging program
Make sure you know how the video platform to be used works

4 – Do at least one rehearsal interview

As it should be done in live interviews, it is also interesting to make an appointment with a friend to rehearse your online job interview.

Use this opportunity to test all of your skills and your familiarity with the programs that will be used during the interview. If possible, try to record the interview to review and analyze if there is anything wrong that needs to be corrected.

If it is not possible to record, ask for very thorough feedback from those who helped you with the test interview.

5 – Prepare for possible problems

Create a plan B in case something goes wrong on the day of the interview. Make a list of what could go wrong (like connection, microphone issues, etc), and come up with quick fixes for each issue.

6 – Make all necessary preparations for a formal interview

Just because the interview is online, be sure to prepare as you would for a traditional interview. Do research on the employer, prepare answers to common interview questions, formulate some questions you want to ask and choose the best professional interview attire, feel confident and confident about your look.

7 – Turn off all distractions before the interview

Remember to turn off anything that might harm you during the interview. This includes cell phones, television, tablets, computer programs, and even social media notifications.

8 – Remember basic interview rules

Even if it’s an online job interview, try to make contact with the screen. Don’t appear distracted by looking anywhere, especially down.

It is also good to emphasize the importance of maintaining the correct posture. Using hand gestures to communicate can also be interesting, but without exaggeration. The ideal is not to look like a statue, but also not to look like a post doll.

9 – Look directly at the camera

Look at the monitor whenever the interviewer is talking to you so you can analyze what he is telling you and what signals he is transmitting. But when speaking, look directly into the camera, as if looking into the other person’s eyes.

10 – Have a common conversation

During a job interview, online or offline, try not to appear to be advertising something like a radio host. Speak normally, as if you were talking to another person in everyday life.

11 – If necessary, use some reminders

Unlike a traditional interview, it is possible to have some reminders and cheat sheets for your interview. If you’re having trouble remembering some information or you think there’s a word that’s hard to pronounce, don’t be intimidated, use reminders in visible places. Just make sure the reminders don’t show up in the camera frame.

12 – Wait a second before answering any question

The reality of the Pak internet is not the best. Many times we can have a bad connection unexpectedly. Depending on the distance between the people talking, some delay in the conversation is almost certain.

So whenever the interviewer asks you a question, nod your head, but wait a second before answering. That way you can be sure that he won’t say anything else and that you won’t run over the interviewer’s speech.

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