Available for Interviews: Leni Rivera
Leni Rivera is a Workplace Experience specialist and author of its very first book in the industry, Workplace Experience. Her passion is creating work environments that enable employees to be both productive and happy, regardless of where that is.
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Preparing for a Virtual Interview:
Working from home has transitioned from being a trend to being the norm, which means that you will likely meet your hiring manager for the first time virtually. In this new environment, it’s vital that your hiring manager feels confident that you can be trusted to do your job from anywhere.
Here are 5 things to consider as you prepare for this virtual interview:
- Your background. In the virtual space, your first impression includes everything captured within that video rectangle. Ask yourself what your background says about you, especially as it relates to the job.
- Dress the part. Your hiring manager won’t see your pajama bottoms and bare feet, but studies show the clothes you wear strongly influence your posture, demeanor, and confidence –things your hiring manager does see.
- Lighting. Your best first impression won’t help if your interviewer can’t see you. So set up your interview area a day before, and at the same time of day as the interview itself, so you can see whether you’ll need additional lighting for your face.
- Minimize technology mishaps. Test everything before your interview – from your microphone and camera to the video conferencing platform that your interviewer will be using, to avoid on-the-day mishaps.
- Look at the camera, not the screen. Establishing eye contact is key in any interview. In a virtual world, this means looking directly into the camera, and not at your interviewer on the screen while you’re talking.
Companies are still getting used to this new remote-work environment, so exuding the confidence that you can be trusted to excel at your job and engage as a member of a team in this virtual space is more important now than ever.
Interview: Leni Rivera
Leni Rivera is a Workplace Experience specialist and author of its very first book in the industry. Her passion is creating work environments that enable employees to be both productive and happy, regardless of where that is. Additionally, Leni is currently working on her Master’s in Industrial & Organizational Psychology.
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