Prepare answers to frequently asked questions. You can also have your CV and cover letter handy as quick references. Don’t forget to have a pen and paper handy in case you need to take notes.
Dress for professional success
Dress as if you were going for a face-to-face interview. First impressions are important, so you need to look professional even if you’re in your living room.
During the interview
Online interviews can sometimes have an audio gap, which means you may accidentally interrupt someone. To avoid this, listen carefully to the interviewer and wait a few seconds before speaking.
Pay attention to body language
Remember to stand up straight, smile and catch the interviewer’s attention. Eye contact is important, so do your best to look the interviewer ‘in the eye’: that is, look at the webcam, not the screen.
After the interview
Write a thank-you e-mail
As with other job interviews, send a thank-you e-mail to the interviewer. The email shows that you are thoughtful and grateful for the opportunity.
Find out the status of the procedure
In large companies, the recruitment process can be lengthy, so be patient. This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t check in from time to time to express your interest in the vacancy.
We hope you find these tips useful and wish you good luck in your job search!