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How To Standout In a Remote Interview

In today’s remote work culture, many companies conduct job interviews online. If you have a remote interview coming up, it’s essential to make a good impression and stand out from other candidates. Here are some tips to help you do just that:

  1. Dress professionally: Just because you’re interviewing from home doesn’t mean you should dress casually. Dress as you would for an in-person interview to show that you take the opportunity seriously and have respect for the interviewer’s time.
  2. Check your technology: Make sure your internet connection is stable, your computer’s camera and microphone work well, and any necessary software or apps are up-to-date. Test them beforehand to avoid any technical issues during the interview.
  3. Choose a quiet, distraction-free environment: Find a quiet room or space to conduct the interview where you can minimize noise and distractions. Ensure the area is well-lit and that there is a clean, professional-looking background.
  4. Be prepared: Research the company, review the job description, and prepare answers to commonly asked interview questions. Have a copy of your resume and any supporting materials on hand.
  5. Make eye contact and speak clearly: Maintaining eye contact and speaking clearly and confidently can help you make a good impression during the interview. Look at the camera rather than the screen, and don’t forget to smile.
  6. Show enthusiasm: Demonstrate your interest in the position by asking thoughtful questions about the company and the role. Show your passion for the work and your eagerness to contribute to the team.
  7. Follow up: After the interview, send a follow-up email to thank the interviewer for their time and reiterate your interest in the position. This gesture can help you stand out from other candidates and show that you are professional and courteous.

Now that you know how to make a positive impression during your remote interview, it’s time to find your dream role. Visit the ‘Find a Job’ tab at the top of the page to explore our current job openings, or fill out the form below to be contacted by one of ESPO’s top recruiters.