Tips to Stand Out at Virtual Recruiting Events
More and more recruiting events are virtual these days due to health and safety concerns, as well as to make them more accessible and easier for the recruiters and attendees. These virtual meets require a bit more effort to get noticed than traditional in-person events. The following tips will help you stand out at these events and increase your chances of being noticed.

Prepare in advance

● Research the company and learn as much as you can about them.
● Read the event description to know what to expect.
● Go over your resumé and update it.
●Check on your technology. Install any updates that are needed. Make sure everything is working correctly.
● Set up your meeting space. Choose a calm, quiet location that's away from pets, children, and outside noise.

Practice and practice some more

Think about the points you want to make and the things you want to say. Then practice saying them with a friend. The more you practice, the more comfortable you'll feel during the event.

Dress for the job you want

Make a great first impression. Even though you may be sitting in your living room during the event, don't go casual with your attire. Be well-dressed and well-groomed when you log into the meeting.
Body language says a lot so keep the following in mind:

i. Smile and look interested.
ii. Participate when the host speaks and asks questions.
iii. Don't look at your phone or surf the web.
iv. Sit up straight.
v. Make eye contact.

Slouching, fidgeting, and being distracted gives the host a poor impression.

Ask about what happens next

Don't be afraid to approach the recruiter with questions. Ask about the next step, and when you can expect to hear from them. Ask for the recruiter's contact information. Now is not the time to be shy.

Follow up

Follow up the next day with a thank you note to each of the recruiters at the event. Not only is this polite, but it also keeps your name in the forefront of the recruiter's mind. The note reminds them of what a great prospect you are.

A virtual event may feel uncomfortable at first, but it is something that you may have to get used to. These days, virtual events and meetings are the norm. Things will likely be this way for a long time to come. Remember to put your best foot forward, be prepared, dress professionally, and be engaged in what is going on.

Posted By:Jennifer White

Top Tips for Preparing for a Video Job Interview
Preparing for any job interview can be stressful; a video interview can compound the stress. In addition to all of the usual concerns, you're not actually in the same room with the interviewer, and you have the added concern about your technology working correctly. It's a lot, but fortunately, we have tips to help you prepare for the interview and hopefully land the job.

Choose Your Location

Choose the best room for your interview. If you're interviewing from home, choose a calm and quiet location. Video with a friend to make sure they cannot hear noises from the rest of the house. Make sure the room you choose is neat and clean.

Check Devices and Internet

Make sure that your devices are working and are up to date. You don't want your device to shut down in the middle of an interview so it can install an update. Also, make sure that your device works with the platform that you'll use for the interview. Do this ahead of time so that you can make adjustments. On the morning of the interview, check all wires, connections, and your internet to ensure everything is working correctly.

Practice Ahead of Time

While you may not know the exact questions that the interviewer will ask, you can ask friends or family to come up with a mock interview. Doing this will help you come up with answers to some common interview questions so that you're not left stumbling over your words during the actual interview. Search the internet for some practice interview questions

The Night Before

Stay home the night before so that you get enough sleep. You want to be bright and well-rested during your interview. Wake up well in advance of the interview so that you don't appear groggy. You also need time to get dressed.

Interview Day

Just because you’re interviewing from home doesn't mean that you can treat it as a casual occasion. Get dressed, as you would for an in-person interview. Be on time. Don't wait until the last minute; get online a bit early, so you're ready and waiting. If you run late and keep the interviewer waiting, you've already gotten off to a bad start. Sit up straight and don't fidget. Keep your language and demeanor professional. Keep in mind that you want to make a great first impression.
Follow the above tips for a successful video interview. By following them, you will have prepared as well as you can. And if you are currently looking for a job, check out our website here.

Posted By:Jennifer White