Interview Type: Virtual

Like phone interviews, Skype or Zoom interviews may also be used to screen candidates, but can feel more personal because they allow for a face-to-face interaction. Because your interviewer can see you and the location you’re in, it’s important that you’re dressed, and act, as you would for an in-person interview and that you’re in a quiet and pleasant looking environment

Scheduling

  • When offered the interview, ask for the names and contact information of the people who are interviewing you since you won’t be able to exchange business cards.

Environment

  • Ensure a quiet environment, free from noise and distractions. Also, make sure your environment/background is clean and pleasant looking.
  • Close email and other applications that may distract you.
  • Have a pen and paper for notes near the computer (but out of view of the camera), in case you need to write something down, as well as water.

Dress

  • Groom and dress as you would for an in-person interview.

Technology

  • Test audio, video and practice in advance.
  • Use an appropriate Skype or Zoom name and photo.

Body Language/Eye Contact

  • Sit back from the camera so your hands are visible.
  • Maintain good posture and appropriate gestures.
  • Speak to the camera, not the screen, so that you maintain good eye contact.