Interview Q&A What Did You Do During Quarantine?

As some of us begin to inch into the next phase of the pandemic, slowly figuring out how we may move forward once we’re able, new questions have started to bubble up. Google searches like “how to set up a home office” and “holding effective virtual meetings” have been replaced with questions about what comes next (and when), professionally speaking.

Eventually, you’ll be ready to pick back up on your job search (perhaps you already have), or maybe you’ll be called upon to continue an interview process that had to be put on hold. You may even find yourself in front of an interviewer (be it virtually or face-masked and socially distanced), and there’s a chance that you’ll be asked about your experience in over the recent months.

Before I dive in, I want to include a big caveat. This post is not about quarantine guilt! We are all experiencing the current pandemic in different ways and at different points on a vast spectrum. This post is not meant to shame, but rather it is intended to help you find a way to leverage anything you may have undertaken or learned during quarantine the next time you’re in an interview setting.

To read this full article by Alexis Perrotta, go to https://www.idealist.org/en/careers/interview-qa-quarantine

 

By Robyn Acampora
Robyn Acampora Director of Strategic Initiatives and Public Service Careers Robyn Acampora