Treat the interview as it were an on-site interview. Best practice would follow these recommendations:
- Create environment with minimal distractions
- Avoid utilizing personal devices during interview.
- Follow the same on-Grounds guidance of asking the same set of questions to each candidate.
- For group/committee interviews, where there are multiple people participating:
- Decide who will be the moderator for the interview. You might consider having a “script” to follow, so that each member of the group understands their role.
- Decide whether or not all candidates will have their video on for the entire interview, or have their video on only when speaking with the candidate.
- All participants should keep their mics on “mute” unless they are speaking.
- Please greet each candidate and introduce yourself, turning on your camera and mic to speak. Leave your camera on until the candidate’s response to your question is complete. Thank the candidate before turning off your camera.
- All committee members should have cameras & mics off until it is their turn to ask a question.
- Use the “raise your hand” function to respond to candidate questions; turn on your video and mic when speaking.
- Try – as much as possible – to project interest, engagement, etc. when you are on camera. Do your best to build rapport and connection, despite the remote setting. Keep in mind that you are in “evaluation and recruitment” mode.
- If using Zoom, please do not “chat” during the session, as these messages have the potential to go away if sent to the wrong people. If you need to jump in, use the “raise your hand” function, so that the moderator can recognize you.
If there is a presentation required, make sure that “screen share” is enabled for the candidate, and/or a copy of the presentation is provided to each member of the Committee. If there is a need to record the interview, please make sure to get the candidate’s written permission.