Online Job Interview Advice– You’ve got to see this INFOGRAPHIC!

Leave your house for a job interview? What??? Who does that? 

Well actually, most people still do.  But… times are -a-changing.  In fact, I find myself meeting more and more of my clients for the first, time face to face through online meeting/conferencing services, Skype or on a Google hangout.  According to this infographic called “The Future of Job Interviews” by PGI, this is where the world is going.

This infographic covers everything from the trends, why it makes video sense,  who’s using the technology, and body language. My favourite part is the section at the bottom called: The 6 Body Language Secrets for Your Next Online Interview

Here are the 6 tips they shared (plus 2 of my own) to help you rock your next on camera meeting or interview. 

  1. Frame Your Face:
    Adjust your web cam to show you from mid-torso to just the top of your head.
  2. Set the Scene:
    Test the lighting and make sure the background isn’t distracting, messy or cluttered.
  3. Don’t Fidget:
    Not only do you reveal your anxiety, but you also risk muffling the audio.
    (*Cher’s extra tip: Lock your swivel chair or sit in a stationary one!!!)
  4. Make Eye Contact:
    Look directly into the camera when you’re talking – not down at the monitor.
    (*Another tip from me: Put a sticker right next to your web cam’s lens so you have something to focus on)
  5. Suit Up:
    Style your hair and dress professionally- jacket and dress shirt (and tie, for the men).
  6. Trust Your Tech:
    Test the (*meeting) app (*or Skype or Google Hangout) and practice before the interview to get comfortable with tech and avoid surprises.

Are you ready for this yet?

Check out the whole infographic. Then let me know how comfortable you are about this in the comments below.

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Your online rep is kind of a big deal! Check out this Infographic to see why.

Your company’s online reputation matters. It can mean big business or a big crisis. Check out Digital FireFly Marketing’s infographic to see why!

Did you know?

  • Ninety-seven percent of consumers who bought a product based on an online review found the review to be accurate.
  • Seventy percent of consumers look to online reviews before they buy.
  • Seventy-five percent of people don’t believe companies tell the truth in advertisements.
  • Eight-seven percent of people believe the CEO’s reputation is an important part of the company’s reputation.

Reputation Management Infographic

Do you agree or disagree with my definition of Personal Branding?

Here’s how I define personal branding.
In preparation for my awesome new personal branding coaching program I’m launching at the end of next month, I’ve been working on how I define personal branding. I will be sharing my work in progress with at my special guest talk for Ryerson University’s MBA Students tonight. So here it is:

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Do you agree or disagree with my definition?

I want to know what you think! I’ll admit it, the definition is a bit on the wordy side but I believe it captures everything in one long sentence.  Am I right on the money or of the mark? Do you have any ideas to improve it?

Let me know in the comments below!