During pandemic recruiters and hiring managers will depend on your answer during a phone or Zoom interview. While they may still be asking the same set of interview questions. They are carefully listening in your answer and how you will react when you start to answer their questions.
See below a few of their questions that you should be concerned about.
1. Can you work from home?
A company who’ll be asking you this question expects you to answer that you can adjust to the new normal and you should expect that working from home is temporary during the pandemic crisis.
Recruiters and hiring managers will find ways to in your personal lifestyle. In this way you need to be caution how to answer so they wont judge you from your personal lifestyle.
2. Are you willing to work from an office after the pandemic is over?
You need to be honest when answering this question to prevent yourself to be caught-up unattended with your answers. As an applicant you should always expect this from all of your interviews so you won’t be feeling short-changed once the pandemic is over.
3. How have been spending your time?
Some may only be watching Netflix and others sleep the whole day. Find a way to get busy, sharpen your skills so once you’ll be asked this question you are prepared to answer.
4. Do you have questions from us?
Don’t be shy to ask some questions especially when it come to your safety. Ask what is your future employer’s plane during the pandemic and how will they delegate work during pandemic.
5. Don’t forget to practice
As mentioned - Be BUSY! Find a way to sharpen your skills on where your strength lies.
Speaking in job interviews sometimes can give you a mental block. The only way to surpass this is just practice with a colleague or in front of the mirror. You are in an advantage because most of the employers are relying on phones and Zoom because of the pandemic. Like8:50 pm