Be conscious of the environment around you
Make sure what's around you on screen looks professional, in a quiet area with no distractions. Make sure the room you’re in is well lit, as lighting can enhance how your body language and eye contact comes across in a virtual setting. Consider putting a lamp behind the camera to give it an extra boost.
Maintain focus and body language throughout
If you can, try to focus on the camera on your device when speaking rather than at the screen images. It doesn’t feel natural, but it does help with engagement.
Check your technology is working
Ensure you have thoroughly read any pre-information and all relevant links and software is downloaded if required. Test it and try not to rush around at the last minute organising this as it can cause unnecessary fluster. Join the call five minutes before it’s due to begin to avoid glitches and show you’re keen and reliable!
Get in touch
Get in touch with the recruitment team if you require any adjustments for the interview, encounter any problems or are unable to attend. Being honest with your questions and concerns is not to your detriment.
Prepare at least three questions to ask the interview panel to show interest and that you’ve thought seriously about working for the company.