Nov 24, 2015 06:00 AM EST

Things An Applicant Must Not Do During An Online Job Interview

things must not do during online job interview

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More and more companies are now using the Internet in searching for the best candidates perfect for their company's vacant postions. In fact, according to the business blog, Align Mark, one of the reasons why most employers prefer online job interview is because it does not cost that much. Compared to other job interview processes, it costs the least. And not just that, it also provides so many benefits that resulted to an increased return of investment.

Just like other job interview processes, an online job interview also needs preparation for an applicant to succeed. To give ideas to aspirants on how to nail it, here are some things one must not do during his or her online job interview:

Don't make unpleasant expressions

According to Kelly Services, the most difficult thing an interviewee has to do is to make eye contact with their employers. Most aspirants fail for not being consistent in making a pleasant and engaging facial expression throughout the interview. So learn to focus at the camera. This gesture will give the employer an impression that the applicant is actually looking at him or her straight to the eyes. Keep in mind that this tip is crucial to create a more serious and professional look that can please one's employer.

Don't keep the space messy

Interviewees' focus during a job interview must be to impress their employers. He or she can't do that if his or her place is not conducive for a job interview as it should be. Make a strong positive impression by ensuring that the space for the job interview proper is well lit and free from clutter. Impress one's employer by showing how responsible and organize he or she can be.

Don't lean back

As posted in the business blog, Forbes, "Leaning back suggests boredom or lack of interest," says Karen Friedman, author of "Shut up and Say Something: business Communication Strategies to Overcome Challenges and Influence Listeners." So make sure to aim for a neutral posture during the interview proper. By doing so, the aspirant is sending a message of confidence, self-assurance and credibility which could impress his or her employer big time.

During an online job interview, aspirants only have about 10 to 15 minutes to show off to their interviewers, so make every moment count. Maximize the opportunities. Plan ahead, take time to practice, do your best, and enjoy the moment. Use these tips to succeed in the online job interview and be employed the soonest time possible.

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