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3 Zoom Bad Habits That Can Kill Your Interview

Sure, everyone by now has heard the obvious Zoom tips: Do not have a messy background, use good lighting, and make sure your sound is on-point. However, there are three Zoom habits that can really destroy your interview.

!. Not dressing appropriately

I am not talking about the classic sitting-in-your-underwear mistake. This is far more insidious. Just because so many people have become accustomed to working at home, they forget that this is, indeed, a job interview and they must dress appropriately.

You don’t need to put on a full suit, but ask yourself, “If I was meeting with these people in-person, would I wear this?”

Sure, t-shirts are comfy, but they are not proper interview attired.

  1. Flirting with the camera

Yes, some people do this. I image that they are spending so much time acting flirty on the camera that it becomes a habit. They are easily distracted into watching themselves, playing with their hair, or even making “duck faces” that they don’t even realize they are doing it.

This is NOT a dating app! Be sure to adopt a business mindset and keep your purpose clear to make a good first impression.

  1. Kilroy was here

First started as graffiti in World War II, Kilroy is a little dude peeking over a wall with his nose hanging over the side. If your camera is set at the wrong angle, you are doing a great Kilroy impression.

Just take a moment to fix your camera angle to make sure that you are centered in the frame. This way, we get to see the whole you.

Wondering how your interview skills stack up? Want to make sure your Zoom bad habits are not costing you job offers? Contact me, Donna Shannon with the Personal Touch Career Services, for a complementary consultation: https://personaltouchcareerservices.com/contact/

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