COVID-19 is still changing the way we work, which means it’s changing the way we interview, too. When it comes to asking questions, you want to cover not only what safety measures your potential employer has in place, but also show that you recognize the pandemic is having major repercussions for companies. Here are a few questions to ask.
Over the past several months, people who never used video conferencing software before the COVID-19 pandemic have become believers in the potential the technology has for how they conduct business in today’s always connected world.
Back in May, we wrote a blog focusing on what job seekers can do to stand out in a video interview. Here are a few more tips to consider you may not have thought about.
Although workplaces across the country are reopening, COVID-19 is still changing what the hiring process looks like. To cut down on face-to-face interactions, many companies have switched to video interviews.
Once the interview is over, it’s a good idea to reach back out to your interviewer and thank them for their time with a personal note. However, COVID-19 has changed what following-up entails. Here are a few steps to follow.
Being professional from home.
With social distancing measures in place, more companies are choosing to conduct online video interviews. These interviews allow an employer to meet you face-to-face so they can learn about you as a person and potential employee, even if you’re not in the same room.
Although video interviews are similar to in-person interviews, they differ in a few key aspects. Here’s how to make a great first impression.
See them when you download the new Answering the Interview Question eBook. You’ll learn how to answer some of the most difficult interview questions job candidates face, like “tell me about yourself,” “what are your top 3 strengths and weaknesses?” and “where do you see yourself in five years?”
Ace those questions without leaving the house
Phone interviews can be difficult. It’s hard to know if you’re on the right track answering a question when you can’t see your interviewer’s face. But interviewers don’t have time to see everyone in person. As job board Monster.com notes, “Because they’re generally brief, phone interviews save companies time. They also serve as a more realistic screening alternative for cases in which companies are considering out-of-town, or out-of-state, or international candidates.”
And that doesn’t even take the current COVID-19 epidemic into account, when in-person interviews really aren’t possible.
Although you don’t have to wear a nice shirt or blouse to a phone interview, your voice and demeanor should be dressed to the nines. There are best practices to follow to ensure you move on to the next stage. Here are a few of our top phone interview tips.
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