The Key to Effectively Conducting a Virtual Interview Through Zoom

No doubt, if you’re able to work from home right now, you’re doing so. Thankfully, technology has made it possible for many companies to shift to remote work with minimal disruption.  

Hopefully, your company is able to remain successful in the current environment. If so, you might need to hire new team members. When at all possible, interviews should not be held in person, so you’ll want to turn to Zoom. 

Conducting a job interview through Zoom might feel a bit awkward at first, but treating it as seriously as you would an in-person interview is the key to success. Here’s some advice to help you master the art of meeting with candidates virtually. 

Four Tips for an Effective Zoom Interview 

Dress Like a Boss 

A job interview is a serious meeting, no matter where it is conducted. Therefore, it’s important to dress in the same clothing you would wear if the interview was taking place in your office. Candidates will judge you by how you present yourself, so look like someone who would be a respectable manager — i.e., shave and comb your hair, in addition to dressing like a manager. 

Find a Quiet Place to Interview 

Chances are, you’ll be conducting the interview in your home. If you have roommates or kids, at least some parts of your home are probably a bit loud and chaotic. You need to focus on the candidate during the interview — and be able to hear them — so it’s important to find a quiet space to hold the meeting. Let your household know you’re interviewing someone and ask them not to interrupt you during the call. 

Get Familiar With Zoom Beforehand 

If you’re like many people, the Zoom platform is new to you. The last thing you want is for technical difficulties to interrupt the interview, so take some time to get acquainted with Zoom beforehand. Learning how to use the features offered will allow you to place all your focus on the candidate — instead of having to troubleshoot the software. 

Expect Professionalism 

You’re setting the tone for a professional interview on your end, so expect candidates to do the same. They should be well-groomed, dressed professionally and prepared with responses to common interview questions. The interview is virtual, but there’s still a job on the line, so that doesn’t mean they should take it any less seriously. 

Start Hiring Better 

Adding a new employee to your team is huge, so don’t take the process lightly. PrideStaff Las Vegas is here to guide your search for the perfect fit. Contact us today to find out what we can do for your team!