With the presence of cutting-edge technology, online interviews continue to emerge as a preferred method of conducting “face-to-face” screenings and hiring processes. When your prospective Employer invites you to a FaceTime or SKYPE interview, will you be ready?
Companies continue to find ways to cut costs these days, and one sure-fire way to do this is to leverage technology. This is especially noticeable during the interview process. Rather than spend the money flying Hiring Managers coast-to-coast or buying airplane tickets for job candidates that might not pan out, companies often opt to use online interviews. Sometimes companies will utilize technology for the purposes of screening interviews – interviews designed to filter through many job candidates in order to identify the best qualified!
With SKYPE or FaceTime available, you can get a face-to-face interview via the internet. Maybe we should call this “screen-to-screen” screening interviews.
So, how do you maximize this opportunity considering the fact that you’re in a virtual environment?
Remember all those things you did in the Military to prepare for a big event or exercise? Let’s borrow from that experience and conduct what’s commonly known as; a Leader’s Recon, a rehearsal, a run-through, trial run, practice session. I think you get the idea here!
We all know that technology sometimes fails. Be prepared by practicing using this type of technology so that you know what to do in the event of a technological failure. The last thing you want to do is spend valuable interview time figuring out how to use the SKYPE or FaceTime software.
Here are 10 tips to help you prepare you for an online job interview:
Of course, you’ll need to make sure you dress for success too. From head-to-toe, get your business attire on and make sure you look the part.
When it comes to online interviews, there’s more to it than Hair, Makeup, Wardrobe, Lights, Camera, Action!
What experiences have you had with online interviews?
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