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Online job interview

An online job interview is a job interview that takes place over the internet in virtual form. More and more people prefer this process as it saves time and costs, especially for applicants and companies in different locations. Interviews can be conducted online using video conferencing tools such as Skype, Zoom or Microsoft Teams.

What are the benefits of online interviews?

Online interviews have many advantages for both applicants and companies. Applicants are able to take part in interviews without having to spend time or money traveling to the company. This is particularly helpful for applicants who are located in other cities or countries. Online interviews make the selection process easier for companies as they make it possible to reach candidates from all over the world without them having to be physically present. Companies can save time by conducting multiple interviews in one day and make decisions faster.

How to conduct a successful job interview online

To conduct a successful online job interview, it is important to prepare thoroughly. Make sure your internet is stable and that your device is working properly. To ensure that the image and sound are flawless, test the microphone and camera in advance. To avoid distractions, choose a quiet and well-lit location for the interview. Please dress appropriately as if you were there in person. To make a positive impression, you should be punctual and show interest and commitment during the interview. The technical difficulties of virtual job interviews Despite the many advantages, online job interviews also present technical challenges. Problems with the internet connection, sound or image quality and the use of video conferencing tools can occur and affect the interview. To ensure that everything runs smoothly, it is advisable to carry out technical tests in advance. If problems occur during the call, remain calm and try to resolve them as quickly as possible by contacting the support team for the tool used if necessary.

Legal issues in connection with online job interviews 

Strict data protection regulations apply in the European Union as well as in Switzerland, which also apply to online job interviews. It is necessary that companies protect the privacy of applicants and process all data in accordance with applicable laws. It is crucial that applicants and companies alike are aware of what data is collected online during the interview and how it is protected. Companies must ensure that all information is treated securely and confidentially, as applicants have the right to know how their data will be used.