NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Our new normal includes a lot more Zoom meetings and Facetimes. As we begin to rebound, there's a new tool that can help you do a better job as more job interviews are also going virtual.
LinkedIn is now offering free interview prep for those who have been out of work. The website includes sections on preparing for interviews. You can even look up interview questions that are specific to your industry.
The app also allows you to write out or record a video response to those questions so you can get real-time feedback from LinkedIn experts like Blair Decembrele Heitmann.
"Things like buzz words you might want to weed out or if you have any 'um's' and 'ah's' and 'the's' that you want to finesse to really crisp your message and make it clear," Decembrele Heitmann said.
She said we should also prepare for more virtual job fairs especially as the economy reopens.
"One way that people are really leveraging and standing out from the crowd is reinforcing your skills," Decembrele Heitmann said. “We know that hiring managers are incredibly interested in soft skills. communication, collaboration so really take a moment to prepare your answers. you could even write down some of your answers."
One of the first nationwide virtual career fairs will be coming up on May 19. It will be for past and present military members and their spouses. You can register at RecruitMilitary.com.
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