Guide for a smooth online interview

Guide for a smooth online interview

We’ve put together our guidelines for a smooth online interview. Treat a video or telephone interview as you would a face to face meeting. Be as prepared and as professional just like you are meeting in person.

  • Find a quiet neutral space with good lighting
  • Frame yourself correctly on the screen, keep your torso and hands visible
  • Keep your notes in front of you
  • Log in and get set up ahead of time. Ensure all technology is working and be ‘there’ first
  • Check your browser works with the chosen software – do you have the latest version of Chrome?
  • Sit in front of a blank background – keep distractions for the interviewer to a minimum
  • Minimise distractions, turn your phone to silent and turn off notifications on your computer
  • Consider using headphones if an echo becomes an issue
  • Make sure the interviewer has your telephone number should technology fail
  • Ask specific questions regarding the hiring timeline

Check out our guide to competency based interview questions


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