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Make sure you have time before the meeting to pick your location and put your head fully in frame.
In a video conference, your head and the top of your shoulders should dominate the screen. Also, be mindful of your background. Distracting elements will pull attention away from you.
Be very aware of the power you have over your virtual and physical environments:
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Job interviews are still mostly subjective and rarely focus on merit, work quality, or important job skills. There are always biases, preferences and on-the-spot decisions that are not entirely pro...
.. often have borderline illegal questions, which may be discriminatory and make the employee feel entrapped. Questions like ‘What are your weaknesses’ are blatantly trying to expose the candidate, and making the person act submissive towards the prospective employer.
It is not a good idea to let the interviewer judge you based on the contents of your background. ‘The Drake Method’ works best here, positioning your laptop to make use of a blank wall as your background.
It is also advisable to not showcase your children to the prospective employer.
Bonding with colleagues in the real world is easy. It the virtual world, the tools we have available are video conferences, group messages, and email - all cold forms of communication.
Dale Carnegie published a book - How to Win Friends and Influence People. The importance of smiling is among his tips. If you seem pleased to see someone, they will be happy to see you.
If you don't have a natural smile, say "great great great" in verses of three, to get the same effect.
Finding common ground is a first step to being charming.
Discussing the whole world of pandemic and common weather-related experiences is an excellent way to find that common ground.