Interview Success Guide – Part 3

Part 3

Virtual meetings

Part 3 of our Interview Success Guide prepares you for an online interview. Digital interviews are a great way to meet employers and can be a little different from face to face.

As you read through this Interview Success Guide you can use the tick boxes to work through your preparation. You can also print this page to keep for reference or complete on paper if you prefer by using the ‘Print this page’ button below.

Remember, you have been invited to interview because they want to meet you!

Good luck!

The Digital Interview

Dress and Check

  • Ensure you still dress smartly and appropriately. You only get one chance to make a first impression.
  • Check Pay attention to small details such as: Does your shirt need ironing? All of these small details make a big difference.

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  • Ensure you are in an environment where you won’t be disturbed.

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No Clutter

  • Make sure the background of your video is clear of clutter.

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No Background Noise

  • Ensure that there is no background noise that could disturb the call.

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Arrive Early

  • Arrive to the Zoom / Skype call early so you can test your microphone and camera.

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  • Be prepared just as you would be for a normal interview.

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Technical Issues

  • If technical issues happen don’t worry! Just make the interviewer aware and try to fix them.

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Remain Engaged

  • Remain engaged throughout the call (this can be done through nodding or sounds of agreement).

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  • Thank everyone on the call for their time.

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Interviews are nothing to be scared of. It is important that you and the employer get the best out of the interview. In preparation for an employer interview please read through all of this guidance and use the tick boxes to work through your preparation.

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