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Preparing for an online job interview is similar to preparing for an in-person interview, with a few additional steps to ensure that you are ready for the technical aspects of the interview. Here are some tips to help you prepare for an online job interview:

How to prepare for an online job interview

At ShortlistMe, you may get calls from employers outside your city, state, or country; always ensure you're prepared as you have already cracked the first step of Shortlisting.


Test your technology

Ensure that your computer, webcam, and microphone are working properly. Test your internet connection to make sure that it is stable and strong enough to support a video call. Check the lighting in the room to make sure you are clearly visible.


Choose a quiet location

Find a quiet, distraction-free location for your interview. Make sure that your background is clean and professional-looking.


Dress appropriately

Even though you might be at home, dress professionally as you would for an in-person interview.


Prepare your interview space

Make sure that you have everything you need within reach, such as a notepad and pen for taking notes, and a glass of water.


Research the company

Review the company's website, social media profiles, and any recent news or press releases to familiarize yourself with the organization.


Prepare your answers

Practice answering common interview questions, and prepare examples of your experience and skills that you can share with the interviewer.


Be on time

Log in to the video call a few minutes early to ensure that you are ready and can troubleshoot any technical issues.


Follow up

After the interview, send a thank-you email to the interviewer to express your appreciation for their time and reiterate your interest in the position.