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  • Ace Your Virtual Job Interview

    TORONTO - April 22, 2020



    • Set the Stage for Video Conference Success



    As businesses adapt to the new normal, and gradually open up in May and June, one thing is for certain - video conferencing and virtual interviews are now an essential part of day-to-day business.  4-22-2020-Virtual-Job-Interviews

    Job seekers and employers alike need to be prepared for video interviews through platforms such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams and Skype.

    Here are a few tips to make sure a virtual interview is just as effective and professional as an in-person one.

    How to Ace Video Job Interviews:

    1. Dress the Part - Choose professional attire for your video interviews. Aim to make a positive and powerful first impression with the recruiter by dressing for the part.
    2. Set the Stage - While different virtual backgrounds are fun for chatting with friends, choose a neutral background and a clean space for interviews that are free of dramatic or bold art and distracting household appliances. Ultimately, you want the interview to focus on you, not your surroundings.  
    3. Lighting is Important - Make sure to sit facing a light source, so your face is illuminated during the interview. If the light source is behind your head, this will cast a shadow over the front of your body, preventing the recruiter from clearly seeing your face.
    4. Proper Posture - Just like your mother always said, don't slouch. Body language should convey confidence.
    5. Avoid Background Noise - Find a quiet space where your interview will be free from noise disruptions, such as children or animals. The focus of the interview should be on you and your skills. 

    "Much has changed for businesses and job seekers in the past few months, but as the economy begins to safely reopen, put yourself ahead of the competition with professional interview skills, no matter the location," Express CEO Bill Stoller said. 


    If you would like to arrange for an interview to discuss this topic, please contact Adria Minsky at 
    (416) 620-7111 or email  

    About Bill Stoller

    William H. "Bill" Stoller is chairman and chief executive officer of Express Employment Professionals. Headquartered in Oklahoma City, the international staffing company has more than 800 franchises in the U.S., Canada and South Africa. Since its inception, Express has put more than 7.7 million people to work worldwide.

    About Express Employment Professionals

    At Express Employment Professionals, we're in the business of people. From job seekers to client companies, Express helps people thrive and businesses grow. Headquartered in Oklahoma City, OK, our international network of franchises offer localized staffing solutions to the communities they serve, employing 552,000 people across North America in 2019. For more information, visit