Online interviews are now part of our lives. They are cost-effective and COVID free, so make sure you have the right tools and skills to get your next job.

In 2020, the world increased the use of technology due to COVID-19. Of course, this was also reflected in the recruiting process. At Social Hackers Academy, we wanted to close the year with some tips to face your coming online interviews and nail them!

Tips for the Online Interview

  1.  Test your tech and make sure everything works before starting the interview. Make sure that your internet connection is working correctly and that your microphone and camera are also working properly.
  1. Set yourself in a tidy place without distractions. Be aware of what is gonna be shown on the screen and place yourself in a tidy place with good lighting and without distractions for the recruiter. The attention will be set on you and you will have more chances to shine.
  1. Prepare your interview. Research about the company and the position, make sure you know what you can say about you, what you can offer to the organisation and the team. Prepare your speech and some questions, practice and make sure you are ready for it.
  1.  Interact with the recruiter. Online interaction is very different to face to face, so make sure you know how you look on the camera, smile and be natural.
  1. Dress properly for the interview. Even when you are at home,  dress like you would for a standard interview and keep it professional. Also, have you heard about enclothed cognition? This means that when you are dressed in a certain way, your image tells something about you to others but also yourself.
  1.   Relax and slay your interview!

As you can see, the steps are easy so…don’t stress too much! 

Even during COVID-10 times, online conferences are commonly used in the first round of candidate interviews because they save the company time and money and they level the playing field for applicants. The good news is that there is (more than likely) going to be an in-person interview in the next round, giving you the chance to meet your prospective employer in person or even if not you already participated.

And the best part of an online interview? You don’t need to worry about a firm handshake! 

What’s your tip for an online interview?  🙂