COVID-19 has forced organizations to adapt their hiring processes online. Phone and video interviews as well as virtual assessments are now standard practices in a post-pandemic job market. Here are a few resources to help career professionals and their clients excel in remote interviews and exams.
Recommendations on clothing and backdrops based on findings from a March-April 2020 survey about virtual meetings.
Advice on preparation, body language and set-up to boost personal brand. It also includes statistics on video software and length of interviews.
This tip sheet includes points about equipment, practice, day-of performance and follow-up.
Guidance on technology, appearance, attitude and communication techniques to convey professionalism and warmth on screen.
This piece offers pointers on professional etiquette before, during and after the meeting.
Advice on available software products, technical set-up, outfit choices and behavioural cues to standout during the virtual meeting.
This guide provides suggestions on lighting and devices along with other video techniques that impress employers.
Recommended actions to deal with pre-interview nerves and log on with a positive attitude.
Advice to help jobseekers prepare ideas, minimize distractions and ask potential employers fresh questions.
Tips on preventing glitches and adapting to unexpected issues.
This piece breaks down the types of virtual interviews and offers guidance on approaching the discussions within a post-pandemic context.
Advice to help jobseekers leverage their tone and voice as well as the surrounding environment prior to and during the interview.
Four pointers on staying focused and keeping skills sharp before the remote job assessment.
A general overview of the types of job simulation formats to help jobseekers demonstrate their competencies to potential employers.
Without face-to-face contact, jobseekers can look out for a few virtual signs to determine if the company is the right fit for them.
This 24-minute course provides context to the use of remote interviews in recruitment, advice on effective communication and ending video interviews strong. Library card holders may be able to access the course for free.
The last module of this five-week course explores strategies to help jobseekers communicate clearly and confidently over the phone. The free course also covers other topics on answering popular interview questions.
This one-hour course discusses the pros and cons of remote interviewing. It is also free to access for library card holders. The three-minute module, Questions to ask during remote job interviews, offers ideas for points to raise about working off site. Another three-minute module, Phone and video-based remote job interviews, provides succinct advice on conveying personality on the respective channels.
This course offers tips on staging and designing environments to give jobseekers a professional image on screen.
LinkedIn advanced the launch of its interview preparation tools to help jobseekers in a post-coronavirus landscape. The first tool allows hiring managers to request video introductions, which gives candidates the opportunity to stand out before formal interviews. The second tool enables jobseekers to practise answering questions and receive AI-powered feedback instantly.
Podcast 30: How to succeed in your remote job interview (Hays) [Podcast episode]
This 23-minute episode offers first-time remote interviewees tips on what to expect, managing nerves and excitement, facing an online panel, checking technical requirements and navigating career choices during difficult times.
How to Get Hired During COVID-19: Navigating the Virtual Job Hunt (Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto) [Webinar]
This one-hour webinar provides extensive guidance on dealing with challenges of finding success in a hiring market severely impacted by COVID-19. At 00:13:26 – 00:18:40, Professor Maja Djikic, who specializes in personality development, shares examples of using body language to create presence and establish genuine rapport through the screen.
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