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The New Guide To Pass a Virtual Panel Interview (2022)

Hi, there, my name is Justin Blake from the Kareerberry website. And in this tutorial, I’m going to teach you how to pass a virtual panel interview. So if you have an online interview coming up, whether it’s on Teams, Zoom or it’s prerecorded. Make sure you pay attention and stay tuned because I will help you to pass and to achieve that goal. I’m going to give you 10 really important virtual interview tips that you don’t want to miss out on.

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Let’s get straight into those 10 virtual job interview tips, and I’ll teach you how to pass your interview virtual interview.

Virtual panel interview tip number one

  • Number one is to make sure you download and test the job interview software well in advance of your interview.
  • Don’t make the mistake of downloading the interview software a few minutes before your interview is due to start.
  • You should download the platform and create an account at least twenty four hours before the interview is due to start. So whether it’s Zoom or Teams or whatever the platform is.
  • Make sure you download the software and get familiar with it well in advance of the interview.
  • You should also make sure that your device, whether it’s a smartphone or a laptop, is fully charged for the interview because if you run out of battery, you will fail the interview.
  • Also make sure you log on to the virtual interview software at least 10 minutes before the scheduled start time of your interview. And you can compose yourself.

Virtual panel interview tip number two

  • Number two. Choose a location for your virtual interview that has a strong internet connection or Wi-Fi.
  • If your internet or Wi-Fi fails during the virtual interview, you probably won’t get a second chance so make sure you test the internet connection with the door closed.
  • And finally, make sure the light in the room from any windows is in front of you and never behind you. Because if the light is behind you, the interviewer might not be able to see you.

Virtual panel interview tip number three

Number three. Make sure you test your microphone speakers in the sound settings before your virtual interview starts. So do your headphones or speakers work? Is your microphone working, and do you need to access and change your computer or laptop settings for your chosen headset, microphone or speakers to work? Because if your virtual interview starts and the interviewer can’t hear you or you can’t hear them, it shows that you are disorganized.

Virtual panel interview tip number four

Number four is a really quick one, but very, very important. Make sure there are no distractions in your home or office where the virtual interview is going to take place so tell people in the building that you are having an online interview and they should not disturb you for the next hour. So make sure the room you are having the virtual interview in is quiet and there are also no external noise distractions.

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Virtual panel interview tip number five

  • Number five is to please make sure you dress professionally for your interview dress, as you would do for a face to face interview.
  • Because how you dress for your virtual job interview is very important.
  • It says a lot about your intentions. If you look smart and you are wearing professional attire, it tells the interviewer that you care about the job and more importantly, it shows that you have very high standards.

Virtual panel interview tip number six

  • Number six. Now this is very important, but it takes practice. Make sure you look into the webcam and not the screen.
  • Now, a great way to establish a connection with the interviewer is to make sure you look at the camera on your laptop or your device, because if you stare at the screen, you are not looking directly at the interviewer.
  • Now this takes practice, so make sure you try answering some of the more common virtual interview questions by looking at the webcam before the real interview starts.

Virtual panel interview tip number seven

  • Number seven is designed to build your confidence and set you up with a great start during your virtual job interview, and that is to make sure you get your answer ready for the first interview question that’s going to be introduce yourself.
  • Now, a great way to remember a brilliant answer to the question introduce yourself is to use the format, SEAT.
  • Now seat stands for the skills and qualities you have that are relevant to the role.
  • Any experience or educational qualifications you have any achievements of significance that you have demonstrated in previous roles and also finish off with the type of person you are.

Virtual panel interview tip number eight

  • Number eight is about body language and interview technique. A couple of really important tips. Make sure you sit upright in the chair throughout the virtual interview.
  • Make sure you smile as much as possible because this will attract positivity, and it will tell the interviewer that you are an upbeat person.
  • Make sure you listen to the interviewer whilst they are speaking and show that you are interested through body language and facial expressions and also, most importantly, be positive at all times during the interview.
  • Now, to achieve all of these things, make sure you practice recording yourself the day before the interview to see how you come across on camera, and you’ll be surprised at how much this tip improves your confidence for the real virtual job interview.

Virtual panel interview tip number nine

  • Number nine is to make sure you prepare answers to the following interview questions.
  • Now, these questions come up all the time during virtual interviews, so it’s important that you have great answers already prepared. Introduce yourself Why do you want to work for us? What’s your biggest weakness? What are your strengths? Why do you want to leave your current job? Why should we hire you? What do you know about our company and what experience do you have relevant to this position?
  • Now, if you want to look at brilliant answers to these interview questions and more. Make sure you click this link. It takes you through to my another post and you can read brilliant answers to these job interview questions and more.

Virtual panel interview tip number 10

Number 10 is to make sure you have three questions to ask at the end of your virtual interview. Now, the interviewer is likely to say to you, that’s the end of the virtual interview. Would you like to ask me any questions? Do not fall into the trap of saying No, it’s OK. I don’t have any questions. You covered everything during the interview. This is a missed opportunity. Ask three questions that show that you are a smart employee.

  • Question number one How is this role evolved over the years? That’s a great question.
  • Question number two What’s the culture like within the company?
  • And question number three. What are the plans for the business over the next few years?

So there’s 10 brilliant virtual panel interview tips to make you the standout candidate during your virtual job interview.

Now the next thing to do is head through to my website and you can find full set of interview questions and top scoring answers, including the ones I’ve worked through together today so make sure you go through to the website because I’ve also placed more questions on there that I recommend you prepare for. There’s also some really important additional tips that will help you to polish your interview. Make sure you check those out.

I hope you’ve enjoyed that tutorial. As I said at the start, it’s really important because I can then help you not just pass every job interview, but I can help you to negotiate a salary, get a pay rise and also get a promotion and make sure you share your feedback on the comments section. That’s all I ask that motivates me to create more articles for you. It’s really good to connect with like minded professionals such as yourself. Thank you so much for reading, and I wish you all the best for passing your interview. Have a great day!

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