Virtual Interviews

Virtual Interviews are becoming the norm for first round interviews for many companies. Learn how to ace the Virtual Interview!

Tips for Virtual Interviews:

  • Do not wait until last minute to ensure technology works properly
  • Prepare for the interview the same you would for an in-person interview
  • Dress in business professional attire
  • Look at the camera, not the screen – ensure the camera shows you straight-on so you aren’t looking up or down at the camera
  • Make sure there are no distractions in the background (posters, clutter, clothes, etc.)
  • You can reserve interview space in the Business Career Center, Bank of America Career Services, the Penn State Library
  • Ensure you have proper lighting and test the camera and mic before starting interview
  • Make sure you have a reliable internet connection
  • If you are given additional attempts, still take the first attempt seriously
  • Try not to fidget, it is more noticeable on camera
  • Be clear and concise
  • Utilize InterviewStream, HireVue, and InterviewSmile as resources to practice virtual interviews