Plan a Zoom meeting time.
You need to plan a meeting time and exchange contacts on Zoom in advance.
If necessary, take into account the time difference.
Before sending a meeting invitation link to the other side (link and password), prepare your Zoom profile (business photo on the avatar, an adequate name for your profile – better name, first name, correctly filled out personal information).
Check equipment and quality of communication on Zoom.
Check all equipment (headphones, microphone, etc.).
Make a test video call to friends to evaluate the quality of communication. The best practice is to use headphones for video calls.
Choose a suitable background.
First of all, we put things in order. All carelessly left things will surely catch the eye of the other person.
As a background, select an empty wall or a bookshelf.
If your home does not have appropriate places for a Zoom conference, use virtual backgrounds for Zoom.
Take a business look.
The form of clothing and the whole appearance is like a personal interview.
Do not forget about hair and makeup.
If you use Zoom backgrounds, then try not to wear clothes, the same color as your real background. To make the virtual background look realistic, use the opposite colors of the clothes. For example, if the wall has a dark tone, put on light clothing. It will be the best practice to have a green screen.
Be sure to check the final picture. The light should fall so that you can be clearly seen in the frame.
Ensure the privacy of communication.
For the duration of the interview, leave your pets in another room. Better yet, offer your relatives to go for a walk 🙂
Mute your phone.
Turn off all background programs, or at least the sound.
Close the windows so that outside noise does not distract you.
Prepare questions for the other person.
Make a list of questions you want to ask the other side and keep it in front of your eyes.