This is difficult to predict, most likely it will still be virtual, but it also depends on each individual country and their situation with COVID.
For video interviews, this is what I usually recommend:
- Prepare the place for the call. 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 on the wall 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 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
- Bonus: record yourself using Zoom before the interview, simulating the call. You may notice a few things to correct
Hope this helps,