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Nothing changes, dress just as if you were going to a normal on-site interview.
The other day, I was in a business call in which the most tenured person, half joking and half not, made us all stand up to check who was wearing pijama-pants and a shirt... so don´t make this mistake ;)
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I would use business attire (for men, suit and tie) as for face-to-face interviews to avoid risks.
Below you can also find some tips for a video interview:
Prepare the place for the call. A quiet environment is a must-have. Also, be sure that there is not strange stuff in the background!
Prepare on the wall in front of you all the material you need (structures, tips for fit part, etc) so you won't have to look for it during the interview/ won't make it clear you are reading it
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 naturally 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: https://www.preplounge.com/en/consulting-forum/open-house-at-bcg-311
Smile during the call. Even in case they cannot see you, it's a good way to express energy
Use numbers when communicating your structure. This will make 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."
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It depends on the company (e.g. for Mckinsey a ties is a must) but in general, unless you don't receive specific instructions, it's better to be a bit overdressed than to risk appearing not in line with company's policies.
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