Many businesses have resorted to online tools such as Zoom and Skype to conduct job interviews during the Covid-19 pandemic. If you need to do a job interview via Zoom and are not sure how, we are sharing a few tips that might help you.
- Dress the part
Although you may be doing your job interview through a camera and not in person, it is important to create a good impression through ensuring you look professional. Dressing appropriately will show that you take the interview as well as the job seriously.
2. Use an appropriate background and lighting
Choose an area that is tidy and clutter-free, and set up professional looking items in the background. Make sure that the room you are in has good lighting, so that your interviewer can see you properly.
3. Find a quiet space and silence your phone
Choose an area that is quiet and free of distractions. This way your interviewer can direct their full attention to what you have to say. A room where you can shut the door is an ideal space to interview. Limit other noises by closing windows and turning off your music or the television. Before your Zoom interview, silence your phone and put it away. This way, you can focus on the interview rather than a text message or phone call.
Take care of technical things, such as charging your laptop, making sure your software is updated and ensuring that you have good internet connection where you sit. Use a laptop rather than your phone, as it is more stable. Keep your screen clean and clear. Practice using Zoom if it is your first time using the application, so that you feel comfortable and confident enough during your interview.