Online job interviews became the norm in many ways during the times of COVID restrictions and lockdowns.
Going forward, with hybrid working being more and more common, it’s likely that all or at least part of the job interview process will be online.
The big convenience of the online job interview is that you don’t have to factor in the travel time.
It does however present a different challenge.
That’s the challenge that something which is deemed really urgent drops into your inbox a short while before the interview time.
You start to work on it.
Time slips by.
Before you know it, you have missed the start time or worse still the entire slot of time allocated to the interview.
Now you may be able to re-schedule the job interview.
Equally you might find that the opportunity is lost completely.
Even if the job is still open, there’s a danger that you will be out of the running because you have lost the trust of the hiring manager.
So here’s what I suggest:
- Block out at least sixty minutes ahead of the job interview start time on your calendar.
- Turn off all notifications and sources of contact and focus on your final preparations.
- Test the tech so you know that it works.