Remote Interviewing Tips

Remote Interviewing

The way companies are interviewing has changed

Over the past 2 years, the way in which companies are interviewing has changed and it looks like Remote Interviewing is here to stay for the foreseeable future!

We in turn have had to adapt to this new way of interviewing and doing business but it can be quite daunting as we are so used to interviewing face to face, making that all-important handshake (is it too firm/too floppy!),

We've all had to adapt to the new way of interviewing and doing business

keeping eye contact during an interview, smiling, sitting up straight…some of these key points that we take for granted and do naturally can be transferred over to an online interview.

There are numerous advantages to Interviewing Remotely:

  • The need to meet face-to-face is removed.
  • Online interviews are more readily organised and attended within a shorter space of time.
  • There is less pressure on candidates to attend a location for an interview.
  • If you are currently working it is easier to take time off for an interview…no need to use the excuse that you’ve to bring your car for its NCT!
  • For companies, it is easier for them to screen candidates efficiently.

So, you’ve been invited for an online interview. What do you do next?

1. Download and ensure you are familiar with the app that will be used for the interview. Go online and become familiar with the app…how do you log in, do you need an account?

If you are not familiar with the proposed app, do not wait until just before the scheduled interview time to download it. Each app has slight variations so make sure you are familiar with the particular one you will be using for the interview.

You will be emailed a personal meeting link and access code. Keep it safe as you will need this to log into the interview.

There is no harm in practising an interview with a family member or friend and recording your rehearsal! Practice some of the regular interview questions, you know the ones…what motivates you, where do you see yourself in 5 years, tell us about yourself? But also practice some of the dreaded behavioural intervie