News By/Courtesy: Amaruvi Vijay Sudharshan | 01 Jul 2020 9:15am IST

HIGHLIGHTS

  • After almost any major exam, one faces an interview
  • Due to the coronavirus pandemic, people have shifted interviews to Zoom or online interviews.
  • Preparation is key to any interview

After almost any major exam, one faces an interview. An interview is a conversation between the two sides, which is conducted to find out whether the applicant should be hired. It is the most popular device used for employee selection. Although interviews are unique, generally certain factors could be tested.

However, when it comes to interviewing nowadays, it is a whole new world.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, people have shifted interviews with Zoom or online interviews. Things have drastically changed.

Some tips are:

  1. Doing your homework: Preparation is key to any interview. Without preparation, there is no use in attending an interview. No one has ever aced an interview without preparation. One of the best ways of doing your homework is by researching the company from a social media standpoint. This will ensure that you know what the company is up to currently. You will also be finding out their values.

  2. Good lighting: Anywhere and everywhere, the first impression is always the best. Hence, good lighting is of the utmost importance. You can be the best-dressed person in the world, but if your lighting is poor, the person hiring you is not going to be the same had the lighting been good, to begin with. The light source should be placed immediately above the laptop or the desktop. This ensures that your face is illuminated.

  3. Checking your tech: Nothing is more off-putting than having gadgets that don’t work well. Time is money and if more time is spent on making it work, then it means valuable time is being wasted.

  4. Distraction-free background: Again, the first impression matters. It is better if your background is distraction-free. When it is distraction-free, the focus will solely on you and you will be able to perform your best ultimately increasing the chances of you getting hired.

  5. Body Language: It is extremely important to maintain eye-contact always. Just like a real setting, eye-contact can be taken as confidence. It is how you improve your rapport with the interviewer. People can easily tell whether you are looking around the room or at the camera. This is crucial to get the job.

  6. Thanks: Last but not the least, human beings form relationships over etiquettes. Saying a simple thank you goes a long way in establishing your value in a professional environment.

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Section Editor: Pushpit Singh | 01 Jul 2020 13:38pm IST


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