9 Tips to Ace Your Online Interview
Binoy S Parakat
by Binoy S Parakat

9 Tips to Ace Your Online Interview

Gone are the days when you had to do interviews in person. The COVID outbreak has changed how companies function and the hiring department is no different. From Zoom to Microsoft Teams, companies are relying on video conferencing software. Although online interviews have become increasingly common in the modern job market, they can be just as nerve-wracking as in-person interviews. It’s important to present yourself in the best way possible to stand out and make a good impression. The good news is that with a little preparation, you can present yourself just as professionally online as you would in person

Here are 9 tips on how to succeed in an online interview:

1. Set up a professional-looking background

The background behind you during the interview can say a lot about you and your attention to detail. Choose a plain wall or bookshelf as your background, and make sure it is free of clutter and distractions. Avoid personal photos or loud patterns that could distract the interviewer.

2. Test your equipment

Before your interview, make sure your camera and microphone are working properly. It’s a good idea to test the lighting in your space as well, to ensure you look your best on camera. You don’t want technical difficulties to get in the way of your chance to impress the interviewer.

3. Dress the part

Just because you’re not physically in the same room as your interviewer doesn’t mean you shouldn’t dress professionally. Wear business attire, as you would for an in-person interview. This shows that you take the opportunity seriously and are committed to making a good impression.

4. Pay attention to body language

Even though your interviewer can’t see you in person, they can still pick up on your body language through the camera. Make sure to sit up straight, maintain good eye contact, and use hand gestures when appropriate. This will help you come across as confident and engaged in the conversation.