Best Practices for Preparing to Ace the Virtual Job Interview

Virtual Interview Best Practice Tips for Job Seekers from CDIWhen your job-seeking clients land virtual interviews (video interviews, AI software interviews, etc.), use this done-for-you best practices tip sheet to pass along to them as-is or to provide you with an educational guide for your own coaching practices!

Virtual Interview Strategies are Now Essential for Job Seekers

While virtual interviewing existed well before the COVID-19 pandemic, the practice has skyrocketed in recent months, making it essential for job seekers to learn effective virtual interviewing strategies. We asked experts in the career industry to offer their insight on how you can make the most of the virtual interviewing process.

For this tip sheet, virtual interviewing is defined as any interview done with social distancing (i.e. telephone, video, text, with artificial intelligence, one-way video, etc.). Since the Coronavirus pandemic, face-to-face interviews are often avoided or postponed and companies are rapidly shifting to virtual interviewing since they see it as a means for business continuity during these times.

This 5-page tip sheet covers:

  • Explanation of the five types of virtual interviews.
  • 20 key strategies to prepare for the various types of virtual interviews.
  • Differences between virtual and face-to-face interviews.
  • Common virtual interview challenges and how to circumvent them.

Special Thanks to Our Contributors

Content Contributors:

Special thanks to the following members who shared their expertise to make this tip sheet possible.

Matthew Warzel – MJW Careers, LLC; Anne Hull – Hull Strategies, LLC; Alana Henry – The Writique, LLC; Elena Sabry – Career Academy; Brenda Bernstein – The Essay Expert; Jhen M. McDuffie – The Résumé Chíc; Rosalinde Rosado – urlaunchpad.com; Manuela Garofano – MG; Adrienne Davis – Adrienne Davis Career Services; Cliff Flamer – BrightSide Resumes; Tammeca Riley – Infinite Potential Resumes; Mandy Fard – Market-Connections Professional Resume Writing Services; and Laura DeCarlo for the CEIC course/CDI.

Curators & Editors:

Special thanks to members of the education committee for their efforts in creating this tip sheet.

Curated by Zakiyyah Mussallihullah – Andy Thomas Careers

Edited by Rachel (Vander Pol) Raymond – RVP Writing and Design, LLC, Laura Hartnell – Laura Hartnell Career Transition Services, and Laura DeCarlo – CDI.

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