With much of the closure restrictions lifted in many areas, companies are beginning to ramp back up. That means more interviews and new hires!
In the age of the COVID-19, much of the interview etiquette rules are changing. Here is what you should know:
Depending on the type of job, inquire about a video interview.
While certain jobs are more likely to require in-person interviews, if it is a job where you may be working off-site or remotely, there is nothing wrong with asking about using video for the first interview. This is more likely to be granted if there are going to be multiple interviews before the position is offered to a candidate, or if stay-at-home orders are still in place.
But before asking for a video interview, be sure you have the proper equipment at home, along with the internet bandwidth and a professional setting in which to conduct the interview. It is never good to have the company say “sure” to your video interview only to have technical issues and kids or pets interrupting.