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Evaluate, Critique, Follow Up
When your interview is over, take these three steps to “close the loop” and cap off your experience: • Evaluate what you have learned from the interviewer about the job and organization. What are the pros and cons? Is this the right fit for you? • Critique your interview performance. What went well? What do you need to work on? • Follow up with the interviewer by sending a thankyou note. Some organizations make hiring decisions quickly, so be prompt with your note. Send it (via e-mail) within 24 hours, if possible. Reiterate your interest in the job.
Quick Tips: The Video Interview
Practice your video interview.
Whether your interview is face-to-face or screen-to-screen, practice is important, but the video interview presents some unique challenges. It can be awkward talking into a screen. You may have trouble pacing your responses. The camera angle may need some adjust to ensure the interviewer will see you in your best light—not half your face, the top of your head, or up your nose. Practice and tape yourself so you can review your performance to see what works and what doesn’t.
Dress for the camera.
You need to wear appropriate interview attire, but steer clear of bright whites, patterns, and stripes, which may be distorted or distracting on screen. Check your interview attire as part of your practice sessions. (Tip: Tempted to dress just the parts of you that will be seen on camera? Give yourself a mental boost and dress from top to toe, as if you were interviewing face-to-face.)
What You Need to Succeed
Interview success comes down to preparation and practice. Give yourself every opportunity to succeed by taking the time and making the effort. Good luck!
Clean up your surroundings. Edit your
environment so that nothing appearing on screen will fight you for the interviewer’s attention or cast you in a bad light. Pay attention to what appears with and behind you (no heaps of laundry, questionable posters, or beer bottles). Also, make sure you can do the interview without interruption and without background noise.
Make sure the equipment and connection are working.
Don’t leave it to chance.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Job Choices - February 2013 - Diversity Edition
Job Choices - February 2013 Diversity Edition
Opportunities by Employer/Website Index
From Campus to Career
Timeline: From Campus to Career
Building the Skills That Employers Want
What Employers Want
Playing Fair: Your Rights and Responsibilities as a Job Seeker
10 Tips for Using Social Media in Your Job Search
The Art of Writing Job-Search Letters
A Step-by-Step Guide to a Winning Resume
Are You Demonstrating These on Your Resume?
What Belongs Where? Organizing Your Resume
The Successful Interview: Preparation and Practice Make Perfect
Quick Tips: The Video Interview
Sample Interview Questions
Questions to Ask in the Interview
Acing the Behavior-Based Interview
Disclosing a Disability in a Job Interview
Examples of Preemployment Inquiries Related to Disabilities
How Can You Find a Gay-Friendly Company?
The Critical First Year on the Job
Adapting to Corporate Culture
Selecting and Cultivating a Mentor
Opportunities by Occupation
Job Choices - February 2013 - Diversity Edition