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10 tips on how to ace your online interview

Covid-19 has brought a change in a whole lot of things, not only did Covid taught us the value of Family and time but also gave us the proof to change our view on how work can be done. Before Covid Work from home seemed like impossible. That would not be possible or was not the feasible idea but Covid has changed the whole ideology. Now not only offices are brought to home but also the way companies recruit new employees changes. Now interviews are done through Zoom or another video conferencing software.
Still many are facing difficulties in adapting to these changes, but, don’t worry we at Adroit Resources with the help of experts and professionals bought you some useful tips on how you can ace your online interview and get your dream job.
1. Don’t forget the Basic Rules
The fact that you’re in a video doesn’t mean you can relax when it comes to looking your best. Many offices are now supporting casual or trendy wear but formals will always be the top notch. Always go with formals for your interview.Wear solid colors, as stripes and patterns look terrible on video.Wearing shoes during the interview will also play a positive psychological role in acing your interview. The psychological benefits of wearing your shoes during a videoconference are undeniable.
2. Free from Distractions
Disable your computer’s phone and email notifications, as well as anything else that might get in the way of your conversation. To interrupt an interview is rude unless you have an emergency situation that the potential employer is already aware of. Staying unprepared could jeopardize your career. Take the interview somewhere else if you can’t be sure no one will interrupt you, or arrange for your roommates (or family) to be gone for the day if you can’t be sure no one will interrupt you.
3. Check your system and Join early
The most reliable technology is the one you’re most familiar with and the one you have the most of (computer, tablet, smart phone, etc.). A computer is the best option for most people. Run a speed test on your internet connection. Test your camera. Take a look at the Zoom or video conferencing app. Make sure you know how it all works before you start. It’s also a good idea to go over everything one more time just before the interview begins. Being on time is actually 10 minutes ahead of schedule. You should be sure to login 5-10 minutes early for a virtual, first-time interview.
4. Proper Lightning
The interview should take place in a room that isn’t too dim, but avoid overhead lighting if possible. Sit with your back to a window if you can, and your head toward the light. If you can, place two lights at a diagonal in front of you, one slightly to your right and one slightly to your left. This will help you see better in the dark. A table lamp will work fine. Eliminate any light shining directly on your head (especially if you’re losing your hair) and avoid any direct backlighting.
5. Remove or Use Plain Virtual Background
Funky and cute backgrounds with animals look good when you are talking with your friends. During a Virtual interview you should not use funky or some animated virtual backgrounds, it creates a wrong impression in front of the interviewer. Either you remove the virtual background and sit in front of the plain wall or bookshelf (it creates a good impression) or you should use a plain virtual background that does not match with your shirt and do not give any wrong messages.
6. Eye to Eye
We all know about B2B (Business to Business) and B2C (Business to Consumer) but do we know about E2E (Eye to Eye). In this online interview era the main thing that candidates lack is eye to eye interaction. In a Person to Person interview it is easy to maintain eye to eye contact but in a virtual interview it is painstaking. But we have to maintain eye to eye contact on virtual meet as well. For this we can do two things firstly, either look at your camera and then speak or look at your interviewer and then speak, any of the methods will work. But always try to maintain eye contact. Lack of eye contact shows lack of confidence.
7. Listening is the key
Effective listening is the key. First listen then think and then respond. Don’t interrupt the interviewer before he finishes his/her question. If you need to recall a point or ask a follow-up question, jot down keywords or short reminder phrases. Make sure that your notes don’t get in the way of the interviewer’s conversation. If you’re not sure about something, just ask.
8. Be honest and present your true self
Honesty is always the best policy. If the interviewer asks you a question and you don’t know the answer you can politely say to them that you can’t recall the answer. Do not lie about yourself, tell the truth about you. This is your chance to put your thoughts down on paper. Your resume got you in the door, but now it’s time to show the world who you really are.Nervousness often results in an overly stiff body posture. Relax and pay attention to the interviewer’s cues. When picking an outfit for a business meeting, for example, don’t forget to keep your personal style in mind.
9. Ask Questions at the end 
When you get the opportunity to know more about the company or company’s culture do not lose it. At the end when the interviewer asks you “If you have any questions?” ask them. It gives the interviewer the impression that the candidate has done the research and is really interested in the company. Before going to the interview do some research about the company and company’s product and jolt down minimum 5 questions apart from salary and benefits to ask to your interview panel.
10. Follow Up
As soon as possible after the interview, inquire as to when the company will get back to you. You may want to wait a few more days before contacting them if they haven’t responded to you by the due date.A few days after the interview, send a brief thank-you note to the interviewer. Reiterate your interest in the position and thank the interviewer for their consideration.
We at Adroit Resources are sure that the above 10 points will help you ace your online interview and will get your dream job. We at Adroit Resources also help candidates to apply for their dream job and help them to ace their online interview.

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