Jeremy just scored a job interview!
He wants to make a good impression so he's prepared by:
Researching the company
Practicing answers to interview questions
Selecting a business casual outfit
He's ready! But wait...the interview is remote and he isn't sure what type of Zoom background to use.
Help him decide!
So Many Choices
There are lots of Zoom background screens available, and you might already have a favorite. But your go-to background might not be quite right for an interview.
When selecting the right Zoom background, the #1 tip you should follow is to avoid distractions.
Background Basics for a Zoom Interview
Select backgrounds that are:
Avoid backgrounds that:
Are too busy
Make it appear as if you already have the job (such as the company's logo)
Help Jeremy Decide
Jeremy has an interview for a position as a veterinarian assistant. 🐱 Which of these backgrounds would be the better choice to use during his interview?
1. Cute Dogs
2. Gray with plant
Which Zoom background should Jeremy use?
Is a Real Background Ok?
Many experts recommend using a real background so the interviewer can get a glimpse into your life and space. But beware:
IRL backgrounds that work well
Solid color wall with tasteful art
Bookcase with professional titles
Tidy work area
A few personal items are ok, but look at them critically before including them
IRL backgrounds to avoid
Anything that could give the interviewer a bad impression of you
Family members 🤣
If in doubt, lightly blur your background.
⚡Help Jeremy Decide 2.0
Jeremy is a college student and lives in a dorm with 3 roommates.
Which type of Zoom background is the right choice for him?
As you prepare for your Zoom interview:
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This Byte has been authored by
Mary Ellen D'Intino