Online job interviews – whether on Skype, G+, Zoom or dedicated apps like iMeet – have become the norm. And if you want to nail down a great job, you better understand the secrets to a great video job interview!
Which is why we like this infographic from the folks at iMeet…
Cue the disappointment. Strike up the “boo-hoo” band. You didn’t get the job – and you’re pissed.
Sometimes you’ll have every right to be; at other times you may have been in over your head. But no matter the case, it’s always upsetting to go through the application and interview process only to lose something you cared about to someone else…
I recently spoke with Rachel Brown, who runs the Center for Career Services at George Washington University in Washington, DC. Brown said employers often feel recent grads have inadequate communication skills. That goes for writing and speaking.
If you follow my blog, you know I am big on simple ways to improve our writing. But what about phone interviews? How can we sound our best when we’re on the spot?
If you knew a recruiter or hiring manager, right before your job interview was about to end, was going to ask a question that would set you apart from all other candidates, wouldn’t you do everything you could to prepare?
Of course you would. And of course they will. At some point in every interview, you will get asked: “Do you have any questions for me?”
You worked hard to get that interview. I thought you deserved it, or I wouldn’t have invited you in today.
You thought you did okay. Your hopes may have gotten up just a little bit. So you will undoubtedly be disappointed when I don’t offer you a job. You’ll be really disappointed if you never hear back from me at all, as happens far too often in the world of recruiting…
You ace the interview. In fact, it was the best job interview you ever had! You head home dreaming of the offer for the new job you’re pretty sure you just landed. And then…you wait. And you wait. And you wait some more until you just want to scream!
But before you decide the company is made up of former Guantanamo guards trained to torture you in some sick waiting game, take a deep breath and let me take you behind the scenes to learn more about the mysterious steps of the interview hiring process.