Home interview dress code is a “thing” too.
Hitting snooze too many times before an important interview is a sure-fire way to forget about something important (e.g. your pants like Sam did).
In Sam’s defence, we all know how tempting it is to stay in your PJs when working from home (or interviewing from home).
Anyhow, there’s a few unspoken rules of doing home interviews (and succeeding with them):
- Get presentable: it’s ok to wear a more business casual outfit (no one expects you to wear a suit and a tie), but make sure it’s clean, wrinkle-free and put on the proper way (not worn backward or inside out)
- Test your laptop camera position: Make sure there’s no mess or random objects on the background (a pile of freshly washed socks). Also, try not to sit directly in-front of the window or with your back to it. The light will create an unpleasant glare for the viewer.
- Mute the mic when you are not speaking: Most video conferencing software lets you do that. Pressing that mute can save you from accidental embarrassments such as random screams from your housemates or outside noise.