Randy Clark wrote a blog post titled 11 Steps to Owning a Virtual Interview.
« Be prepared. This is no different than being prepared for an in-person interview. Research the company. Know what the job expectations are and be able to talk intelligently about it. Also, prepare yourself for interview questions. Here are a few of the most common questions. Inc.com — 27 Most Common Job Interview Questions and Answers. And finally, part of your preparation is knowing what you will ask the interviewer. Here are some meaningful questions. Glass door — 8 Questions You Should Absolutely Ask an Interviewer. »
« Make a Personal Connection. This isn’t always possible, but listen and look. For example, if you notice a family photo, ask about it. If the interviewer mentions where they attended school – ask a couple of questions about school. Like I said, it doesn’t always open up, but if it does, be ready. It’s easier to dismiss you if you’re just number and more difficult if you make a human connection. »
« Speak Clearly with Confidence. Speak in a strong and clear voice. Don’t shout but speak to be heard and speak with confidence. You sound confident when you use lowered inflection. What is lowered inflection? Think of a sheet of music where the notes start high and descend. When you speak with lowered inflection, you sound confident. The opposite, rising inflection (upspeak) sounds unsure, questioning, and shows a lack of confidence. »