How to Prepare for Online Interviews
Here are some useful tips to help you ace your online interview
Look the Part
You might feel strange sitting at home in formal wear and talking to a computer, but it will make a big impact. Not only will the interviewer think you look great, but it will also help you to mentally prepare and get into a professional mode of thinking.
Practice Prior To The Interview
Do not let the interview be your first-time using Skype, Zoom, Microsoft Teams, etc.. Before your interview make sure you play around with online platform, learn how it works and what you can do with it. Do a trial run beforehand to make sure that your connection will work on the interview day.
During the interview, it is very important that you speak clearly to ensure the interviewers are understanding what you’re saying, but also keep in mind not to come across as if you’re shouting. This is why practicing is essential before the interview. Practice makes perfect in this case. Our team will perform an online screening session with you prior to your actual interview to make sure you’re comfortable using the medium. This will also help boost your confidence.
Prepare Your Surroundings
Make sure you look behind you, as this is what the interviewers will see. A messy background will distract your audience, along with sending a bad impression of your organizational skills.
It is vital that you prepare everyone at home about your online interview. You do not want to be interrupted by someone shouting your name or coming into the room in the middle of your interview.
Having correct lighting will also help the interviewers to see you at your best, the best light is often natural light near a window.
Pro tip: Make sure you silence your phone, email alerts and any social media alerts such as Facebook, Instagram.
Maintain Eye Contact
It is essential that you are looking into the webcam and not the screen. You need to look at this as a face to face interview and maintain eye contact like you would there. Do not sit too close to the computer, make sure that your face and upper shoulders are in the frame.
Please also remember to smile, smiling makes you look confident and enthusiastic about getting the position.
Pro tip: Put your laptop on a table and get the camera to eye level.
Address Technical Problems Immediately
If you are struggling to connect or experiencing a technical glitch, contact us immediately and we’ll let the interviewers know before the interview is due to take place.
If you are experiencing a weak connection after the interview has begun, it is always a good idea to make the interviewer aware of this as it may result in your mishearing a question and thus giving an inaccurate answer.
Make sure your username and profile picture are professional and that you send all relevant details to Global Nurse Force once you are scheduled for an interview.
Make sure to be ready up to 30 minutes in advance of your interview as the interviews may be running ahead of schedule.
Pro tip: Research the hospital and the position you are applying for and most importantly, know why you would be best suited for this job.
Sound and microphone
Some laptops have built-in microphones, but sometimes they’re not very clear. Global Nurse Force recommends using a headset with a microphone. Using a headset will improve your call quality compared to using the built-in microphone on your device.
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