DO A TEST-RUN WITH YOUR COMPUTER
In this day and age, technology can be overwhelming and with online interviews especially, you need to feel comfortable using whichever method your prospective employee prefers (Zoom, Skype, FaceTime, etc.). Once you’re comfortable with the program you’ll be using, it’s a good idea to test your internet connection as well as your audio and sound capabilities to make sure everything works properly. In addition, be sure to find an area with sufficient lighting so that those conducting the interview can see you clearly.
Pro Tip: Before logging on, ask the interviewer what the format is.
Here are a few questions to ask to make sure you’re prepared:
Is it an audio interview or both audio and video?
Is there someone on the other end of the video or are the questions pre-recorded?
If they are pre-recorded, how many chances do I get to record my answer?
What do I do or who do I call if I start having technical difficulties?
Then, find a friend or family member you can use that platform to connect with. For platforms like Zoom and Skype, they are pretty user-friendly, but it helps to feel familiar with the interface before you get on with your employer and realize you are trying to respond and still muted.
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