How to prepare for expat interview via zoom
05 August 2021
Preparing for an interview is essential to be successful in the recruitment process. While you might have more experience with face-to-face interviews, many expat employers choose to use online video call software such as Zoom or Microsoft Teams. These platforms make for a more convenient way of holding interviews for remote positions or first round screening calls.
Tips for Zoom Interviews
1. Download the software needed
2. Make sure your internet connection is stable
3. Choose a suitable space
Over the past year and half many of us have had to make do with the space we have by setting up our work from home stations in our bedrooms or kitchen tables which often led to members of the household accidentally disrupting us while we’re on a call - be that children, parents, partners or even pets.
There is a level of understanding needed but it’s also a good idea to try and avoid these mishaps as best as you can. Chat to your household - perhaps you can arrange the interview for a time when foot traffic in the house is lower or hang up a sign on your door saying, “do not disturb”.
4. Choose a professional virtual background
5. Have a light source
6. Maintaining eye contact
7. Be aware of your body language
8. Dress to impress
9. Practice makes perfect
10. Many face to face interview tips still apply
Lastly, remember that this interview still calls for many of the recommendations associated with face-to-face ones. You should:
- Research the company and the role
- Learn more about the interview process
- Be on time
- Listen with interest
- Prepare for answering questions
- Prepare any tasks related to the interview
We wish you the best of luck with your job search. Discover more helpful expat living tips and guides in our helpful expat blog section.
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