In this article, I will give you some online interview tips.
Online interviews have been around for a long time. Candidates could prefer to have their interviews online even before the pandemic. However, online interviews are no longer a preference. It became a necessity in our lives with the pandemic.
The summer and long term internship applications have begun. Especially as the graduations of the 4th grade students approaching, we decided to talk about online interview tips. In this article, we have compiled tips that have been approved by experts.
1. Make your technical checks, be fully prepared for the interview.
Frist of all, check your computer’s video-microphone settings and your internet connection. If you have not used the interview platform before, find out how to use it. Even if you know how to use it, it is worth having a test interview. Get online 5 minutes before the interview and wait for the interviewee to be ready. Finally, make sure that your username and profile photo are professional. So the interviewer can identify you.
2. First impressions still matter, so choose suitable clothes for the interview.
During the pandemic period, we all got used to wearing comfortable clothes, let’s accept it. However, this doesn’t change the fact that our clothes should be a little more elaborate for the interview. An outfit suitable for the internal structure of the company will be the right choice. For example, if you are meeting with an agency, you may prefer a more casual, comfortable outfit. If you are going to meet with a bank or an audit firm, you may prefer a more formal dress code.
3. Eliminate distractions, create a quiet environment.
Another important tip is removing any irrelevant junk in the room. Thus, both you or the person you are interviewing are not going to be distracted. It won’t be nice if your attention shifts to other objects during the conversation. Second, keep your background as plain as possible. In this way, you will be the only one to be focused on. In such situations, speaking one by one without haste will help you understand better.
4. Speak slowly and clearly, and listen carefully to the person you are interviewing.
Even after we checked the settings, sometimes we may encounter problems like audio/video delay and sound crackling. In such situations, speaking one by one without haste will make understand you better.
Sometimes delays in sound and image create the illusion that the other person is finishing his word. That’s why we can inadvertently interrupt the person we are talking to. In order to avoid such situations, make sure that employer has finished talking. Then, wait a few seconds to start talking after his/her.
5. Be informed about the company you will be interviewing.
Finally, learn about the company you will be interviewing. In addition, it’s very important that you understand the requirements of the position you are applying for.
At last, the classic question that came into our lives with the pandemic period is “How did you go through the pandemic period?” Keep in mind that the question can be directed to you.
Good luck ?