Posted on September 09, 2020 at 01:35:16 PM
Job Interview Etiquette during COVID – 19
Wearing a Mask –
If you are going to a job interview you will be required to wear a mask. This shows that you care about keeping them safe as well as yourself. It might feel weird to speak through a mask, but you have to follow the lead of the interviewer in this case.
In this situation, eye contact, posture, and body language are VERY important and play a huge role in the interview process now.
We are so trained in interviews to shake anyone’s hand right away before beginning the interview as well as making great eye contact. However, during COVID-19 you will want to skip the handshake part.
Instead of shaking hands initiate the interview by saying “it feels strange not to shake hands, but it is such a pleasure to meet you.” By doing this you are showing that you understand the normal interview etiquette is a bit different now and you are skipping this part because of safety reasons.