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Preparing for online job interviews

From retail gigs to graduate positions, the online job interview is becoming more common, which is curious as employers now want people to return to the office.

Nicole Gordon from recruiting agency Robert Half believes these types of job interviews will grow in popularity as younger generations progress through the workforce.

It’s a sentiment echoed by Bez Tavassoli from Michael Page Recruitment, who said virtual job interviews are being used because they are efficient.

“They save a round of in-person interviews and allows for that initial connection with the candidate,” he said.

According to Ms Gordon and Mr Tavassoli, this style of job interview can be useful for giving candidates an opportunity to showcase their communication skills.

Even so, they limit viewing body language one one can’t tell if they are using notes.

“The ability to be able to sell yourself in these videos will give a great insight to the employer on how you will do the job,” Mr Tavassoli said.

Both recruiters recommend practising before you sit down to do the an online job interview.

Before any kind of job interview, knowing the company you’re applying to join is essential.

Ms Gordon suggested researching the company’s values, the brand, their trajectory, and the people that work there.

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