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Virtual Internships
In this series of video you will be introduced to Virtual Internships, Zoom Meetings, best practices and more.
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Remote Work Ethics and best practices
In this topic we will learn about the best practices when working online, and what is expected from you, and what should you do and don't.
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Prepare yourself for Online Internship and Remote Work
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if you have an online interview coming, whether it’s on online HireVue, Skype or Zoom job interview, or it’s a pre-recorded video interview, make sure you pay attention to the following 10 tips!

VIRTUAL JOB INTERVIEW TIP #1

DOWNLOAD & TEST THE TECHNOLOGY WELL IN ADVANCE OF YOUR INTERVIEW!

• Don’t download the interview software a few minutes before your interview is due to start.

• Download the platform and create an account at least 24 hours before your interview starts.

• Get familiar with the technology because this will reduce stress levels!

• Also, make sure your device is charged! If you run out of battery, you will fail!

• Make sure you log on to the virtual interview at least 10 minutes before the scheduled start time and compose yourself!

 

VIRTUAL JOB INTERVIEW TIP #2

CHOOSE A LOCATION FOR YOUR INTERVIEW THAT HAS A STRONG INTERNET CONNECTION OR WIFI!

• If your internet or WIFI fails during the virtual interview, you probably won’t get a second chance!

• Choose a room and test the internet with the door closed.

• Make sure the light in the room from any windows is in front of you, and never behind you! If the light is behind you, the interviewer might not be able to see you!

 

VIRTUAL JOB INTERVIEW TIP #3

TEST YOUR MICROPHONE, SPEAKERS & SOUND SETTINGS BEFORE THE VIRTUAL INTERVIEW STARTS!

• Do your headphones or speakers work?

• Is your microphone working?

• Do you need to access and change your computer or laptops settings for your chosen headset, microphone or speakers?

• If your virtual interview starts and they can’t hear you, or you can’t hear them, it shows you are disorganized.

 

VIRTUAL JOB INTERVIEW TIP #4

MAKE SURE THERE ARE NO DISTRACTIONS IN YOUR HOME / OFFICE DURING THE INTERVIEW!

• Tell people in the building that you are having an online interview and they should not disturb you for the next hour!

• Make sure the room you are having the interview in is quiet and there’s also no external noise!

 

VIRTUAL JOB INTERVIEW TIP #5

DRESS PROFESSIONALLY!

• How you dress for your virtual job interview is very important!

• If you look smart, and you are wearing professional attire, it tells the interviewer you care about the job, and it also shows you have high standard.

 

VIRTUAL JOB INTERVIEW TIP #6

LOOK INTO THE WEBCAM, NOT THE SCREEN!

• A great way to establish a connection with the interviewer is to make sure you look at the camera on your laptop or device.

• If you stare at the screen, you are not looking directly at the interviewer!

• This takes practice, so make sure you try answering interview questions by looking at the webcam before the real interview starts.

 

VIRTUAL JOB INTERVIEW TIP #7

GET YOUR ANSWER READY FOR THE FIRST INTERVIEW QUESTION – INTRODUCE YOURSELF!

• A great way to remember your answer is to use S.E.A.T. – Skills and qualities – Experience or educational qualifications. – Achievements. – Type of person you are!

 

VIRTUAL JOB INTERVIEW TIP #8

BODY LANGUAGE AND INTERVIEW TECHNIQUE!

• Sit upright in the chair.

• Smile throughout the interview.

• Listen to the interviewer, and show you are interested!

• Be positive at all times! To achieve this, practice recording yourself the day before the interview to see what you look like on camera! You’ll be surprised at how this tip will improve your confidence!

 

VIRTUAL JOB INTERVIEW TIP #9

PREPARE ANSWERS TO THESE VIRTUAL INTERVIEW QUESTIONS! • Introduce yourself.

• Why do you want to work for us?

• What’s your biggest weakness?

• What are your strengths?

• Why do you want to leave your job?

• Why should we hire you?

• What do you know about our company?

• What experience do you have relevant to the position?

 

VIRTUAL JOB INTERVIEW TIP #10

HAVE SOME QUESTIONS TO ASK AT THE END!

Q1. How has this role evolved over the years?

Q2. What’s the culture like within the company?

Q3. What are the plans for the business over the next few years?

 

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