Preparing for a virtual interview
Here at Audit International, we understand that virtual interviews have become the go-to method of interviewing. So how do you prepare?
Lights! Camera! Action! Are you mastering virtual interviews in your job search?
According to this survey, 33% of employers have an exclusively remote interview process with 21% holding in-person interviews for the final round only.
Audit International might be being “Captain Obvious” here, with a list of the five ways to avoid sabotaging your interview:
1. COMMUNICATE YOUR CALENDAR
If you live with others, let them know when you have a scheduled interview to prevent any interruptions. Take a step further with a sign on the door, locking the door to prevent people from barging in and closing windows to prevent outside noise.
2. FIND A NEUTRAL BACKDROP
Create a distraction-free environment. Test the audio and video to ensure sound is clear, lighting is strong, and the laptop is the right height. In addition, consider purchasing a ring light that attaches to your laptop for optimal lighting. Best to use a natural background rather than a filter.
3. CLEAR YOUR SCREEN
Close all windows and applications on your laptop. Mute any default notifications on all nearby devices so your interview is uninterrupted by pings or ads popping up on open tabs.
4. ESTABLISH GOOD EYE CONTACT
Make eye contact during the interview to establish trust, convey confidence, demonstrate professionalism, and indicate interest.
5. PREPARE FOR THE UNEXPECTED
“If you take these steps to rid your interview space of potential distractions, you’ll be able to focus on what really matters—connecting with the interviewer across the screen, demonstrating your qualifications, and learning more about the opportunity to determine if it’s right for you.”
Are there any other top tips you can think on to add to the list?
Audit International are specialists in the recruitment of Auditors and various Corporate Governance Professionals including Internal Audit, Cyber Security, Compliance, IT Audit, Data Analytics etc across Europe and the US.
If you would like to reach out to discuss your current requirements, please feel free to reach us via any of the following:
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