When readying yourself for a long-distance interview, ensure that you have:
- privacy for the interview, away from noise and distractions.
- a decent connection! If it is a telephone interview it may be best to use a landline, but if using a mobile make sure you are in an area with a good reception. If using a laptop or mobile phone for the interview, make sure that it is fully charged.
- your CV or application form available as a prompt, as well as some paper and a pen for making notes. However, be careful not to have too many materials in front of you that may become a distraction.
- dressed smartly. Even if you're interviewing via telephone, don’t just sit in your pyjamas as research shows this will affect your overall attitude. Don't wear 'busy' patterns or overly bright colours for a video interview.