Remote interviews: How to make an impression in a remote setting

In Remote-how’s Remote Managers 2020 Report, 87% of surveyed managers said they believe remote work is the future. This means that remote interviews will be key — for both hiring managers and job seekers — in ensuring there’s a good fit. While video conferencing tools work well in replicating in-person interviews, you’ll need something more if you want to stand out. Read on to learn how Prezi Video can help make your remote interviews even better. 

Approaching remote interviews as a job seeker 

Unlike the best practices for creating a great resume, there are fundamental differences in how you should approach a remote interview vs. an in-person one. When you sit down with someone in the office, you can bring in copies of your resume to share, as well as samples of your work to show off. 

But in a remote setting, it’s vital to maintain that face-to-face connection as much as possible. If the hiring manager is checking your resume constantly, then they’re taking their eyes away from the screen. And if you’re sharing your screen to display your samples or portfolio, then you end up hiding your face behind your content. 

For your next remote interview, try using Prezi Video. You’ll be able to overlay your content next to you on the screen, so you can pull up the major highlights from your work experience to give the hiring manager reference points, or flip through your work samples without taking over the entire screen. By removing the juggling act between screen-sharing and facetime, you’ll also make the interview feel more engaging. Plus, Prezi Video already works with the largest video conferencing tools, so you’ll be able to use it on any remote interview. 

Here’s an example of how you can use Prezi Video to point out your areas of expertise: 

An example of using Prezi Video for remote interviews.
Stay connected while you work remotely with Prezi Video

Conducting more informative remote interviews

If you’re doing the hiring, it’s important to remember that you’re also making a case for your company during interviews; you want to make sure your preferred candidate actually signs the offer letter. In remote interviews, this means getting creative with how you present the role and your company. 

Use Prezi Video to reinforce the most important points of the position, including requirements, responsibilities, your company’s history, and perks and benefits: 

For remote interviews at Prezi, we use Prezi Video to highlight benefits.

Since you can’t provide an actual office tour when interviewing remotely, Prezi Video also helps you give a virtual tour and introduce other team members so that applicants can match a face to each name: 

During remote interviews at Prezi, we use Prezi Video to introduce team members.

Whether you’re applying for a job or interviewing candidates, the hiring process is already increasingly moving online, which means you’ll need to be creative to stand out and make a strong impression. Learn how to get started with Prezi Video, and then create your own

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