Be Aware of Your Lighting and Location:
- Choose a quiet location where you are able to avoid interruptions as much as possible.
- For a video interview, try to have a light source (ex. lamp, sunlight) behind your webcam or device to light up your face.
- Consider the position or angle of your camera for a video interview. You may want to use a stand to hold the camera position on a mobile device.
- If scheduled for an MS Teams’ video interview, click the link provided in the meeting request a few minutes ahead of your start time. You’ll remain in a virtual lobby until the hiring manager is ready to start the interview and clicks to admit you.
- Ensure your laptop or mobile device is fully charged or plugged in.
- Disable or silence notifications on your laptop or mobile device to limit distractions.
- The interview is your opportunity to allow your interviewer to get to know you and vice versa.
- For a video interview, try to maintain eye contact by looking at the camera instead of the screen. Your body language can help to convey your enthusiasm and interest.
- For a video interview, dress as you would for an in-person interview.
- Have a list of questions that you wish to ask the interviewer about the role and the center.
We know that even with preparation, things can go awry! If you experience a technical issue, take a deep breath and let your interviewer know. An unexpected technical challenge can be an opportunity to display your sense of humor, as well as your problem-solving and adaptability skills.
To request an accommodation, please speak directly with your recruiter. If you need further information, please connect directly with your recruiter. We are here to help!