Even though you may have great knowledge and experienced you might fail your next online interview due some of the mentioned reasons. Here are few tips to follow in order to ace your next online interview.
1. Make sure you have great internet connection
Make sure you have a proper internet connection. You can take a quick call with a colleague to make sure that network connection is stable. The last thing you would want in your interview is not being able to perform well because of unstable internet connection.
2. Practice, practice and practice!
As you may have heard, practice makes perfect, for interviews it’s essential that you are well prepared and know what you are going to talk about.
Getting anxious on the day of the interview is normal. However, with proper practice and adequate rehearsal, you can control this anxiety and appear confident during the interview. For coding interview, I would highly recommend taking a few mock interviews via pramp.com so that you are more familiar and less anxious.
3. Get familiarised with the video conferencing tool
Can you hear me?
Can you see my screen?
I can’t hear you!
Make sure that these questions are not repeated frequently.
Make sure that you know what platform the interviewers are using before hand and get familiarised with the platform if you haven’t already.
Whatever the platform is being used, make sure to download the desktop app and know how to share screen, change audio hardware, blur background if necessary.
In case you are using Zoom, follow this checklist.
4. Find a quiet place
Find a suitable environment where you can do the interview undisturbed.
Make sure that the place you selected doesn't has least amount of background sound. In case you are not living alone, make sure to remind others that you have an interview so that they will respect your need for silence.
5. Don’t forget the DATE!
After the COVID-19 lockdown, we usually forget which the days of the week. Make sure to add a reminder on your phone and also as a backup make sure you inform your close friends that you have an interview on the particular date, so that you even in case you forget, your friends will remind.
Good luck for your interview :’)