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Metro Detroit career expert shares virtual interview etiquette and faux pas

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Posted at 6:03 AM, Aug 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-08 11:02:14-04

(WXYZ) — With unemployment benefits ending for many U.S. workers this week, job seekers may find themselves thrust into new territory: the virtual job interview.

But without the in-person cornerstones of the interview process – a firm handshake, a self-assured walk – how can professionals differentiate themselves through a computer screen? What kind of body language can they use to convey their confidence and seal the deal?Now more than ever, job seekers have to rely on other non-verbal cues to illustrate their enthusiasm for the job.

Each of the following has an impact on how a candidate is perceived in the virtual job interview, and can make or break their chances of success:

· Eye contact
· Smile
· Posture
· Tone of voice
· Attire
· Distance from the camera
· Background
· Distractions

Metro Detroit career expert Trisha Plovie from Robert Half gives advice on what to and not to do during virtual interviews. This includes body language, interview etiquette and faux pas, attire dos and don’ts, the new rules when it comes to video conference calls and what’s expected now that we’ve been working remotely for months.

To learn more visit https://www.roberthalf.com/locations/mi-detroit