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  • Do research on the company, position, culture, and any other important information.
  • Prepare 2-3 questions you want to ask.
  • Find a quiet space where you will be uninterrupted.
  • Verify your mic, camera and internet connection are working properly.
  • Use a plain background in your house, if you can not, download and set-up a basic background.
  • Make sure you are comfortable with everything listed on your resume.
  • Dress like you are meeting someone in person.
  • Practice being on camera! Record yourself answering questions to see what you look like. As they say, practice makes perfect.
  • Brooklyn Navy Yard's recommendations on preparing for a virtual interview.

DURING THE INTERVIEW

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  • Treat the interview like you would in person - be professional and show interest.
  • Ask the interviewer for a phone number or email to contact them in case you get disconnected.
  • Be mindful of your body language and the narrative you are portraying – sometimes it is harder to interpret people over webcam.
  • DON'T multitask (those texts can wait!).
  • Show eye-contact. It can be a little weird speaking to someone via webcam so look at the camera and the screen.
  • Brooklyn Navy Yard recommendations during the interview.

AFTER THE INTERVIEW

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  • Follow up thanking the interviewer for their time by sending a thank you email.
  • Brooklyn Navy Yard recommendations following up after an interview.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

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Pre-Recorded Interview Articles/Videos

In-Person Interview Tips (most can be helpful for virtual)

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