When you get off on the right foot the interview will flow easily. This is one impression you cannot leave to chance.
- Appearance counts. When you look good, you feel good.
Make sure you look groomed and neat. Even with hair services shut down – make sure you look like someone who could represent their company.
- Eye contact and smiles can indicate a confident and upbeat attitude.
Look right into the camera if it is an online interview. You may have to adjust your chair – up or down – check yourself out before the interview.
You will notice that many job postings ask for “enthusiasm and energy.” This is a good opportunity to demonstrate your social and interpersonal skills, as well as your excitement about the opportunity you are interviewing for.
- Your voice and the volume of your speech convey a strong impression. Whether it is a phone interview or an online interview, it is important that you speak with enthusiasm and energy.
Use a firm voice to demonstrate your confidence. If you speak in too high, or too low, the impact will be weak and ineffective. Think of someone’s voice you like and try to aim in that direction.
- Your vocabulary reveals your communication skills and ability to interface with people – especially people you’ve not met before.
The words you choose will indicate your education and training, as well as your knowledge of the industry you are applying for. The job description/posting will give you clues as to what “their” words are.
It is important to use “their” words and talk “their” talk.
Practice the impression you are making with someone you trust to give you objective feedback.
You are at the interview to make a sale - an important sale – and the product you’re selling is YOU.
See more tips about online interviewing at: interviewcoach.com/tips-on-video-online-interviewing/