The Spot Mag~November 2021

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BEST PRACTICES FOR VIRTUAL INTERVIEWS BY ERIN WOLFRAM

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When interviewing, there are certain universal recommendations no matter whether you will be talking to the hiring committee in-person, over the phone, or via video. These include researching the company, being prepared to share outcome-based stories that demonstrate your strengths and value, and asking questions to help you evaluate the organization and culture so you can make a well-informed decision if an offer is made. However, when interviewing virtually through a video platform, there are a few more important facets to consider to help you represent your best self and prove you are the best candidate for the job! Over the past year and a half, whether we like it or not, most of us have gotten pretty comfortable participating in virtual meetings and webinars. However, I’m guessing many of you have been in a virtual meeting that did not run very smoothly or something strange occurred in which the person may not even have been aware that others could see or hear what was happening on their screen or through their sound. While interruptions and technology glitches may not be professionally detrimental in a typical meeting, they could be in an interview. In order to make sure you can be fully focused on delivering strong answers and landing the job, here are a few specific tips to help you during your next virtual interview.


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