An interview is still an interview, even if it takes place over Skype, at your kitchen or coffee table. Make yourself presentable! Consider running a comb through your hair, washing your face, and wear clothing indicative of the position you’re applying for. Change out of that t-shirt, stained with last night’s spaghetti sauce, and into something that represents who you are professional and makes you feel confident. Make sure you’re presentable from top to bottom— you may think you could get away with grooming just the top-half of yourself but the tone of your interview might change when your camera angle is showing the cookie monster pajama bottoms you’ve paired with a blazer.
And, finally, look for a place to sit that has a neutral background and is almost completely noise-free. Before your interview familiarizes yourself with the communication platform this interview will utilize. Trying to download or log-in one minute before your meeting time is extra stress that you don’t need.
This is an unpreceded event for the workforce. Everyone is still learning how best to carry on with their career. Teleworking is indeed a challenge, but luckily there are many sources available to make this change just a little less scary.