Most people remember to talk about your background and how it fits the job you’re interviewing for. But this is a virtual interview and there are two more things you need to remember.

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Two things to remember before your next virtual interview. Number one, what's behind you can distract someone who's interviewing you. In my case, it's the plants, right. And also, if I were doing the interview, I'd moved the plants so it wasn't quite that visible. Number two, you want to pop on camera. You want to stand out from what's behind you so that this way, the focus is on you, and what you're presenting, and not on all the stuff behind you.

So pay attention to those two things. I know you'll remember to talk about the job and how your background fits. But those two things tend to get neglected.

Go to Job Search TV on YouTube. There's a lot more there to help you. I'm Jeff Altman. Have a terrific day. Be great!


Jeff Altman, The Big Game HunterJeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves career coaching, as well as executive job search coaching, job coaching, and interview coaching. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 2000 episodes.

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