- 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
- 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
- Follow up thanking the interviewer for their time by sending a thank you email.
- Brooklyn Navy Yard recommendations following up after an interview.
Pre-Recorded Interview Articles/Videos
In-Person Interview Tips (most can be helpful for virtual)