Remote Interviews can be quite tasking with a lot of hindrances standing in your way as well as that of your prospective employer to disrupt a smooth process.
Taking into account our new reality of social distancing, it shouldn’t surprise you that organisations are still hiring the best and brightest talents to help meet their goals during these challenging times.
You will agree with me that nothing is worse than being shortlisted for a job interview you qualified for and having things other than your skills mess it up for you, well not to worry, I will be taking you through 7 tips that will help you ace your next interview.
1. Ask the right questions.
Immediately you have been contacted by your prospective employer or hiring manager, endeavour to be enlightened on what platforms or tools are required of you to make the interview a successful one by asking yourself the right questions ahead of your remote interview.
Questions like would it be via calls, would it require auto-visual tools or other auto mediums. This is to help you familiarize with the tools before the set date.
2. Do Your Research.
Your research include learning more about the prospective employer, the industry, competition and new opportunities. This would help you identify where your strengths and weaknesses align both for the role and at the organisation.
3. Test Your Equipment and Technology
You can run a prep interview via the same platform your interview would be conducted with a friend to enable you test that you have great audio/video, quality internet connectivity, and quality network reception for calls. Also, pick out a great environment with minimal noise to help you focus on your acing the job interview.
4. Dress For Success
Dressing up and looking the part would help put your mind in the right mental state for it. For video interviews, look corporate as this would help your employer take you seriously. Do not look shabbily dressed.
5. Look Into The Camera Lens Not The Screen
Looking into your camera lens with intense piercing eyes creates a connection with the interviewer(s) at the other end during your remote interview as this creates the illusion of looking at them in the eye just like during a face to face interview.
6. Be Confident and Audible
During your interview do not sit in a clumsy or lazy manner. Sit appropriately and uprightly as this would affect your vocal tone. Don’t shout but, be audible enough when speaking to inspire confidence as well as knowledge of your craft.
7. Ask Questions
Endeavour to ask 1-3 questions that are relatable to the job, organisation and current global scenarios in the world as it affects you and the prospective employers.
We hope these tips will help you get hired on your next remote job interview. Keep applying and optimising your skills and career brand, you will land that job soon.