8 Tips for Acing Virtual Job Interviews

Know What You Need to Succeed When a Firm Handshake Isn't Possible

7. Prepare Your Environment

If possible, position your computer and webcam so there's a blank wall in back of you. If that's not possible, manipulate the background so it appears you are in a professional setting. Think bookshelves in the background, rather than your unmade bed or vintage Cheryl Tiegs poster.

Turn off the television, radio, or other noise before beginning, and make sure pets and children are situated so they don't make unannounced -- and unappreciated -- guest appearances.