Zoom/Teams Interview Tips?

Just got notified of a Big 5 Canadian bank accelerated round I have (over the moon excited for this). Both 1st and 2nd round will be a zoom/teams call from what I understand.

Does anyone have experience interviewing/being interviewed over video chat or have any tips for it? I believe that there must be people out there who've thought the same thing/are wondering what to be on the look-out for.


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  • Intern in IB-M&A
Aug 6, 2020 - 8:59am

This is huge. Instinct is to look at the person you are talking to on the screen, but you need to look into the camera to make it feel like you're making eye contact. Someone staring at the screen is a little weird because then it's like your looking slightly below their eyes.

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  • Intern in IB - Gen
Aug 6, 2020 - 9:39am

It don't matter tbh, the interviewers are looking at the screen and will understand why a candidate is not looking straight at them. Got an offer with GS for next summer and I never looked in the camera once. It's mostly how you can brand yourself and how well your responses are

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Aug 5, 2020 - 10:31pm

Dress like it is a normal interview. Focus on the camera, but it is nbd if you take your eyes off for a bit.

Sep 8, 2020 - 8:56pm

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