How To Make a Good Impression During a Virtual Interview

June 16, 2020 by localclassifieds-online

In the last few months, most of the world has moved business, education, and even socializing to online platforms. It comes as no surprise, that job interviews are now conducted online as well. If you have never had an online interview, you might be feeling a little nervous. There are actually a lot of perks to the online interview, and making a good impression is even easier from the comfort of your home. Keep reading to learn how you can make a good impression during a virtual interview. 

Be Aware of Your Surroundings

You should give some special attention to the location in which you choose to conduct your interview. Even if you do not have a traditional home office, you can try to make your surroundings look as clean and professional as possible. Make sure to clear away any visible clutter from the area. It is also very important that you have an interview in a quiet environment. You want the interviewer to be able to focus on you and your skills, not distracting noises. 

Look The Part

It's no secret that most of the world has been living and working in their pajamas for the last few months, but on the day of your interview, you still need to dress the part. Take the same time and care with your appearance that you would for an onsite interview. Your interviewer will be paying close attention to all of these details as they assess what kind of person you are and therefore what kind of employee you'll be. 

Enjoy The Perks of Online Interviews

Even if you are a little intimidated by technology, you can still enjoy the obvious perks of an online interview. You will have a lot more time to prepare your interview the day of. Without the commute to the interview, you can forget about traffic and vehicle worries. You'll also have a great home-field advantage which can do a lot to help you feel more relaxed.

Online interviews may feel a little weird at first, but there are actually plenty of perks. Keep these thoughts in mind to help you make a good impression during your virtual interview. 

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