Remote work structures and a virtual interview process through online communication platforms have become the new normal for many organizations. While virtual interviews are often conducted with the same structure as face-to-face interviews, they require unique factors to succeed.
According to Harvard Business Review, there are three components to consider to complete a noteworthy virtual interview:
- Your Message
- Your Setting
- Your Delivery
Your message is the information you hope to share during your virtual interview. Harvard Business Review offers three questions to ask yourself to develop your message and prepare in advance.
- What is my passion?
- What is one thing I want the interviewer to know about me?
- What story should I share?
Having a well-thought-through message demonstrates authenticity and clarifies your brand to the interviewer.
When sitting down for a virtual interview, it is valuable to consider your background. Indeed explains the importance of limiting distractions and clutter to focus on a professional appeal. By replacing a stack of paperwork with your favorite books, your setting will become appealing, and you will differentiate yourself from your competition.
As mentioned in Forbes, having good posture will help you to stand out as a potential candidate. A study found that “33% of interviewers decide on whether or not to hire a candidate in the first 90 seconds”. Engaging your head and hands, slowing down your pace–of–speech, adding infliction to your voice, and speaking to the camera are just a few other strategies to help you maximize your potential.
Remote work structures have created many opportunities for organizations to conduct virtual interviews. Before joining your virtual invitation, consider these components regarding your message, setting, and delivery.