5 tips to help you win that coveted interview and ace it, virtually
How to hunt for jobs, and get them, even during a global pandemic
By now, you are likely a pro at using Zoom, Skype, or other video-conferencing software. But while you may have mastered video etiquette and you are confident that you have the necessary industry knowledge to land the kind of job you are seeking, you may be wondering what to expect when it comes to the interview and hiring process in this “new normal.”
Jose Laurel, G&A Partners’ Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) director, shared five tips with Graham Media that can help you find the right job and ace the interview in a virtual world:
- Prepare for a different hiring experience that will allow managers to envision working closely with you.
- Candidates can promote themselves via various online tools or software programs to help them stand out.
- Ensure your resume matches the phrasing for each role you apply for.
- Dress to impress, even if it’s “just” a Zoom conference.
- Apply for jobs in essential industries to find work in a difficult economy.
Play it smart and try to stay realistic when searching for positions. At this point in time, industries such as manufacturing and medical have a lot more opportunities available than hospitality and entertainment, for example.
“[Prepare] like you would for a ‘real’ interview," Laurel said. “Psychologically, it matters. How you present yourself matters. How you sound matters. If you dress as if you are going physically to an interview, it changes your demeanor. It changes how you respond.”
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