Creating a good “virtual” first impression requires a lot more than a strong WiFi connection.
Here are 5 tips for a successful virtual job fair or interview.
1. Location. Location. Location
Find a quiet place with a good background aesthetic that is free of distractions so you can fully focus.
2. Can You Hear Me Now?
Use headphones for the clearest audio and to avoid any feedback or echos. Small wired or bluetooth ear buds work great.
3. See Eye to Eye
Look directly at your web camera when speaking for a more personable conversation.
4. Consider Your Scenery
Use an authentic background instead of a virtual Zoom background as to not distract others. Test your camera view beforehand to make sure your face is well lit to show off your killer smile.
5. Dress for Success
Set aside your WFH uniform of yoga pants and tshirts, and present a confident and put together look.