The COVID-19 pandemic has caused changes to the workplace. Virtual meetings and interviews have certainly seen an increase due to the virus. In health care, it is the go-to screening method for job candidates. If virtual interviewing is a new concept for you, do not worry. These ideas will help you during your next virtual interview.
Thorough preparation equates to success. It is no different with virtual interviewing. You must be ready in advance of the interview. Review your resume and be prepared to speak about your accomplishments. Be comfortable. Practice in front of a mirror or with a friend to help you converse easily.
A hiring manager is interested in your therapy skills. They are also interested in you as a person. Highlight your soft skills, which might not be easily identifiable on your resume. Appearance is also essential so consider what you wear. Select a nice shirt and make sure you are well-groomed.
Space for the Interview
When interviewing virtually, you are responsible for the environment. Your space for the interview reflects on you as a person, so select a quiet location that is free of distractions. Close the windows and turn off any surrounding noise. Try to distance yourself from children or pets.
Remember to consider the background too. It matters not if it is a wall, bookshelf, or open area; ensure it is distraction-free. The idea is to ensure that everything behind you is appropriate.
You must test the technology you will use for the virtual interview in advance. Avoid waiting until the last possible minute to ensure your computer, audio, and video is working correctly. Consider scheduling a call with a friend or family to test your equipment ahead of time. You can also join a test meeting.
On the test call, check how your attire and space appear on the screen. Adjust if needed because this is how the interviewer will see you. Ensure that your visible screen name or login ID is professional.
Make the Interview Successful
You are ready for success through thorough preparation, a proper space, and a technology check. Give yourself time to relax before the interview. Take this moment to free your mind and focus on the virtual interview.
Remember that a significant benefit of virtual interviewing is having notes handy and nearby. Write down examples of how you have worked with PT patients and the experiences that have shaped your career as a therapist. Have your resume and a list of questions on your computer screen or to the side as a discreet reference. It makes an excellent point of reference should you need reorientation in the interview. Remember to smile. It will change your tone and show your enthusiasm.
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