Q: I know in pandemic they were online and now that we are also moving to a remote working model, im wondering if the interviews would be in person or online?
Several companies are still using online interviews. They should let you know the format in advance.
Below you can find a few tips if you have a video interview.
- Prepare the place for the call in advance. A quiet environment is a must-have. Also, be sure that you have a proper background.
- Test audio and webcam. Check in advance that both work properly.
- Prepare in front of you all the material you need (eg structures). So you won't have to look for it during the interview/ won't make it clear you are reading it.
- Smile during the call. It is an excellent way to show energy.
- Use numbers when communicating your structure. This is important as well in a face-to-face interview but even more in a virtual one. This will make it easier for the interviewer to follow you since they probably cannot see your notes. As an example:“In order to help our client, I would like to focus on three main areas. First, I would like to focus on [FIRST TOPIC], secondly on [SECOND TOPIC], finally on [THIRD TOPIC]. Let me start with the first one".
- Prepare your own questions. Relevant questions at the end are a great way to show your interest in the company and get additional points. This is particularly important in a phone/video interview, as the interviewer will connect less with you. In the first reply at the link below you can find some tips on the ideal questions to ask at the end of your call: Great Questions to Ask at the End of an Interview.
- Bonus: record yourself using Zoom before the interview, simulating the call. You might notice a few things to correct.