KEEPING YOURSELF AND OTHERS SAFE FROM COVID-19 WHEN RETURNING TO WORK
CDC RETURN TO WORK GUIDELINES
Clean your hands often
✔ Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing, and after using others’ or shared equipment.
✔ If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
✔ Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. Avoid close contact
✔ Put distance (at least 6 feet) between yourself and other people.
✔ Wear cloth face coverings (if appropriate) when social distancing is difficult to maintain.
✔ Avoid using other employees’ phones, desks, offices, or other work tools and equipment, when possible. Clean and disinfect between employees if sharing occurs.
✔ Remember that some people without symptoms may be able to spread virus. If you are at increased risk for severe illness...
✔ Contact management to request special accommodations that will allow you to perform your job duties safely.
VIRTUAL INTERVIEW TIPS
10 TIPS TO PREPARE FOR A VIRTUAL INTERVIEW
1. Get familiar with the technology
Download the app (Zoom, Hangouts, etc.) ahead of time ). Make sure you have your meeting link and access code from the employer, too. They should set everything up and provide this info. If not, ask them for it.
Also test your own technology – your microphone, your webcam, etc. Make sure everything is working and looks good so you can avoid any last-minute issues that will cause stress and possibly delay your interview.
2. Set up a distraction-free area
Pick a spot that’s quiet and distraction-free.
Eliminate visual distractions like items on the floor, distracting items on the wall behind you, etc.
3. Be on-time but not early
If at all possible, be exact.
4. Prepare answers to the most common questions
Don’t get so sidetracked by setting up the technology that you forget to prepare for the interview itself – mainly, how you plan to answer the top interview questions employer's ask
Anticipate the questions they’re likely to ask, practice your answers, and you’ll feel more relaxed in the interview.
5. Write down questions to ask them
Employers want to hire people who ask good questions in the job interview. This shows them that you’re excited to work for them and that you’re curious about their job.
This is true in every industry, for every type of job.
6. Choose your interview outfit
Dress professionally – the same way that you would for an in-person interview.
7. Speak slowly and clearly
Before your interview, practice talking slowly and clearly to avoid rushing through your responses.
This will also make you seem more relaxed and confident, which the hiring manager will notice.
8. Work on your body language
What you say in the interview is half the battle, but how you look and how you say those words is often just as important. So don’t neglect this preparation step.
9. Double-check the date, time, and timezone
Check the email from the employer and be sure that you’ve put the meeting on your calendar at the right time, on the right day.
This is a simple step but will avoid a lot of potential embarrassment and hassle.
10. Don’t be afraid to ask for clarification if you need it
It’s okay to ask for clarification on something or ask the interviewer to repeat a question once or twice in your interview.
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