Landing the Gig of Your Dreams

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I’d like to think I’m an interview professional. I’ve gone on tons of job interviews. I have also interviewed my fair share of candidates. I know the ins & outs along with the do’s and don’ts for interview prep and post-interview procedures. From my experiences, I’ve learned best techniques for conducting phone, video and in-person interviews.

From what to wear and what time to arrive, it’s my desire to provide helpful tips!

Phone Interview

  • Choose a quiet location to speak with the interviewer.

  • Ensure your phone is fully charged and you have good reception.

  • Place your resume in front of you to refer back to for any questions or experience discussed.

  • Have a notebook to take any applicable notes.

  • Thank them for their time and confirm you have their contact information.

  • Send a thank you email within 24 hours.

Video Chat Interview

  • Choose a quiet and well lit location to speak with the interviewer.

  • Dress professionally. While you may be at home, you’re still on camera so rocking your pajamas aren’t a good idea.

  • Ensure your background is neat and does not contain distracting materials.

  • Place your resume in front of you to refer back to for any questions or experience discussed (be sure not to stare at it as you are on camera).

  • Thank them for their time and confirm you have their contact information.

  • Send a thank you email within 24 hours.

In-Person Interview

  • Dress professionally. Get your clothes out the day before. Ensure they are clean and neat.

  • Have copies of your resume with you. The interviewer may ask for a copy and it’s good to be prepared.

  • Ask questions! It’s always good to show further interest in the role, team, and organization by asking questions. Have a set of questions prepared, but also think of some based on what was discussed in the interview.

  • Thank them for their time and request a business card.

  • Send a thank you email within 24 hours.