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Virtual interviews are becoming more common. There are two different types: asynchronous and synchronous. An asynchronous interview, or a pre-recorded interview, is when you answer prompted questions - you usually have a few days to do this. Some softwares used include HireVue and TopPick. Synchronous interviews are when you interview with a member of the HR team in real-time, this may be on Zoom or Google Meet. Essentially the expectations and recommendations to prepare are not different than in-person interviews. Below we have compiled recommendations based on recruiter's tips from the Brooklyn Navy Yard as well as our own. 

BEFORE THE INTERVIEW

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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.

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