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How to succeed in a virtual interview

How to succeed in a virtual interview

On the job hunt? Chances are your interviews have turned virtual in this new norm. Prepare for your next online interview with our tips below:

The best part of an online interview? You don’t need to worry about that firm handshake! Good Luck

What could go wrong?

We are all familiar with technology, so there is a chance that things could go wrong. Here are some backup plans we have ready for that just in case moment!

If your video or audio stops working

  • Before the interview, ask the interviewer for a phone number (time for that notepad and pen) in case you experience any technical difficulties
  • If your video interview cuts out, then advise you will call the number provided and discuss how the interview will be resumed

Noise interruptions

  • If noises (sirens, construction, even the postman etc) disturb your interview, apologise for the disruption and ask for a few moments until the noise has passed
  • It’s ok to mute the microphone if it helps you

Well done, you made it!

As with any job interview, you should end by thanking the interviewer for their time. Send a follow up thank you email if possible. Good luck!

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