The move towards video interviews has created a new challenge for candidates: how do you go about assessing a company’s culture in a remote interview? In the absence of contextual clues you might have previously relied on to gauge company culture, it is important to consider and prepare questions in order to gather the information you need to make an informed decision.
Have you found yourself thinking about your career direction and what the future might hold? Instead of letting these thoughts wander in and out of your mind, why not seize the opportunity to turn these musings into actionable goals? At a time when many of us feel we have lost control over aspects of our life, this is a great way to refocus on what you want and what you can do to get there.
After a great interview it's easy to get impatient. Should you follow up? Will you sound desperate? Or will it show you’re highly interested and motivated for the role? Don’t panic. Here are a few ideas on how to appropriately follow up after an interview.
As companies become more global, it can be difficult to schedule high level executives for face to face interviews in a timely manner and these video tools help solve that problem. The key to remember when asked to do a video interview is to not let the technology (or any technology-related issues you encounter) act as a barrier to making a connection with your interviewer.
Although these phone interviews may be shorter and seem more informal than the in-person interview, which is considered to be the main event, do not make the mistake of treating them as a warm-up.
There are many reasons why a hiring process can stretch out and if you are really interested in the position, you need to take what steps you can to stay in the hunt.
While non-verbal behaviour probably won’t be the factor that sets an interviewee apart in a positive way, these behaviours can certainly have the opposite effect.
Don’t let this interview format throw you off your game – the preparation is really the same as any other interview. Instead, relax, and view panel interviews as an opportunity rather than a hurdle.
The most repeated piece of advice during the session was to stay in touch with your network and leverage those connections as much as possible by letting them know what type of position you are looking for and where you have applied.
When preparing for an interview, you should reflect on these areas so you are prepared to integrate examples of when you have demonstrated strong emotional intelligence in a workplace environment throughout your interview.