- Posted by Vidcruiter
- On June 7, 2013
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- digital interviewing, interviewing technology, online interview
After numerous resume submissions, cover letter do over’s and follow up emails you’ve finally landed that interview.
Perfect! But the work does not end here. In order to secure that job you need to make sure that you’re prepared when it comes to knowing about the company’s history, what their culture is like, where they’re at now regarding their success, Etc. But it still does not stop there!
Below I am going to discuss additional things that candidates need to be aware of when executing that online interview.
Many companies now rely on video interviewing to cut time and costs and this can sometimes be uneasy for some people. When it comes to being prepared, here are a few things to keep in mind to keep the interviewer happy.
Ensure you are in a quiet space – There is nothing worse than an interviewer trying to ask you serious questions while you’re cat is meowing in the background, or your three-year-old keeps opening up the door. This is a serious time for the interviewer to evaluate you. Even though they are using Video Screening Software it does not mean that noise and interruptions are okay. Ensure you take care of matters that may pose a distraction long before the interview commences so it leaves no surprises for anyone.
Have Spatial Awareness – You want to make sure that you’re background (the interviewer’s view) does not have any profane posters, or a large pile of laundry in the background that has yet to be folded. Even though we live in a busy hectic world and don’t always have time to make sure everything looks perfect, make sure it is as clean as possible for the interview. Interviewer’s often associate a candidate’s living style to how their performance may be on the job. If you live in a sloppy mess then they may assume that you’re sloppy at your job, and you can’t keep a clean desk. As this is not always the case just make sure your space is tidy before confirming any self-fulfilling prophecies to the interviewer.
Make sure you have internet connectivity – Do your due diligence by running speed tests or ping tests a few times the day before and the day of the Digital Interview. I can’t imagine anything worse than the interviewer asking you a question and then you’re internet stops or slows down dramatically. You can only control for so much however ensuring all precautions are taken to minimize a slow internet connection may help you score your dream job.
Dress for the job you want – Not the job you have. A candidate that is aesthetically put together has a much greater chance of getting the job of their dreams given they have everything else the company is looking for to execute the job. Make sure you do your homework to see what type of culture the company harnesses. This will help you make the decision on how formal you are to present yourself.
You’re the only one who is talking to the interviewer at this time so make sure you’re doing your part to utilize this time effectively. Take a deep breath, drink some water, use these tips and make sure you’re articulate and the virtual interview will have no reason not to be a success!
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