1. "Rehearsal" Before the Interview
    1. How to Prepare
      1. research
        1. research all company info that can be found on official site
        2. be familiar with the job functions, required skills
        3. prepare what to ask during Q&A
      2. resume
        1. KNOW your resume
          1. professional experience, skill levels
          2. personality, strength, weakness
    2. How to Rehearse
      1. record yourself
        1. comfortable speech pace, tones, avoid any weird breaks or tags
        2. practice naturally speaking, not intentionally reciting
      2. mock interview in front of camera with friends, alumni, or career center specialists
    3. What to Wear
      1. company dress code
        1. formal dressing for companies in finance, business, law, luxury industry, etc.
        2. less formal dressing is ok if don't have formal pieces during self-quarantine
        3. at least NO sleeping pajama
      2. make sure to clean up yourself, a bit makeup is fine
    4. How to Setup
      1. environment
        1. clean background setting
        2. face the center, distance from the camera not too far not too close at a normal angle
        3. great daylight or soft lighting
      2. computer devices
        1. a laptop or desktop with webcam is preferable, if no, a tablet or phone also works
        2. clear camera view, clear audio sound
        3. stable internet connection
      3. account
        1. present a professional username and profile photo
  2. "Not A Rehearsal" During the Interview
    1. How to Prepare
      1. a quiet, private place free from any possible interruptions
      2. place your phone in silent mode
      3. have closed other apps or windows (which may slow the internet connection)
    2. How to Talk
      1. speech pace
        1. don't speak fast when nervous, control the pace
      2. art of speech
        1. use proper words, answer with logic, be honest and sincere, make the interviewer LIKE you
    3. How to React
      1. eye contact
        1. direct your gaze at the webcam when answering questions
      2. body language
        1. keep mood upbeat and convey optimism and confidence
        2. have good posture, nod, smile, and use hand gestures when appropriate
  3. "Fingers Crossed" After the Interview
    1. Keep in Touch
      1. a thank-you note
        1. send on the day after to thank you for their time and refresh their memory
      2. a follow-up email
        1. if haven't heard back for a week or longer
        2. even if rejected, send another email if you have updates to share or ask about any new opportunities
    2. Self-Reflection
      1. summarize the interview questions, save those to for future practice
      2. reflect back on what you did good or bad, anything to improve upon