Now a days many interviews are conducted online- especially if you are working from home, chances are all of your interviews will be conducted online. Even if you are working from home, it doesn’t mean that you can ignore basics of a successful interview. Here are the top 10 tips which will help you with online or offline job interviews.
1. Be on time
Always be available on time. Check all the equipment and make sure everything is ready at least 10 minutes before the interview and close any unnecessary programs. If it is an offline interview, reach the destination at least 10 minutes before time.
2. Prepare well
Prepare well for the interview. Practice commonly asked questions, prepare your questions, have pen and note pad ready and take notes if required. If it’s an online interview, make sure that the room is well-lit and quiet and background is decent.
3. Look Professional and stay relaxed
Wear a professional dress . Even if you are interviewing from home or online, it doesn’t mean that you can use leisure wear. Dress professionally and look into camera while slightly leaning towards camera. Stay relaxed and don’t get panic.
4. Avoid informal language
Use professional language and avoid any kind of slangs. Do not try to become informal and share jokes.
5. Do research about job and company
Research thoroughly about company and job and have your questions ready. Ask those on appropriate time during the interview.
6. Keep CV and references ready
Keep an updated CV and few references ready and present when or if the interviewer demands. Never say anything contradicting to your CV.
7. Reply confidently and positively
Reply confidently and positively. Avoid any negativity even about your previous employer and universities. Look confident and maintain an eye contact. Reply short and to the point.
8. Ask question but don’t interrupt
You have right to ask questions if anything needs explanation. But make sure that you ask those questions at the right time!
9. Discuss salary or rates at the end
Salary and any other benefit should be discussed at the end of the interview.
10. Avoid negative body language
Avoid any type of negative language or body language. Do not eat or drink during the interview. In online or telephonic interviews, your voice should be clear and have a nice smile during the interview.