Although virtual recruitment has existed for quite some time, the Covid-19 pandemic really accelerated its adoption as a standard part of hiring processes with nearly 9 out of 10 employers in the U.S. using it.. Virtual recruitment is here to stay. According to Brazen, a virtual career fair and hiring platform, 96% of hiring professionals said virtual recruitment would continue even after the world returns to “normal” after the pandemic.
With this in mind, creating a positive impression when pitching yourself as a candidate for a promising opportunity is now directly influenced by your ability to come across as a polished, prepared professional when interviewing virtually. When I think about the various components of creating a positive impression when doing a remote interview, it comes down to your virtual room setup, technical adeptness, and communication on camera.
Read my recommendations on where to look, how to take notes, what type of microphone to use, what sort background to feature, how to handle small talk, and how to manage technical hiccups were featured in this Fast Company article on how to successfully interview in a virtual setting.