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 to choose a job interview Zoom background!
So Many Job Interview Zoom Background 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 job interview Zoom backgrounds that are:
Avoid job interview Zoom 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: