Even before the COVID-19 Pandemic, virtual workplaces were becoming more and more common, but the Pandemic has forced many to adopt this new type of employment quickly. Going forward, it is unlikely that we will see this going away, so it is vital to prepare yourself for the workplaces of tomorrow.
Teleinterviews have been a common part of the industry for a while, but not video interviews are becoming more and more common. Using applications such as Zoom and Skype your interviewer may want to meet face-to-face without being in the same physical space.
Working from Home
Many people are now working from home instead of at a physical workplace. In some cases this is temporary, in others, it may become permanent. Working from home is very different from commuting daily, but you're still on the clock! There is a job to be done, even if you are able to do it from the comfort of your home.
One thing you will need to become familiar with while working away from the office is virtual meetings. Sometimes your need needs to all be together to discuss pressing issues, and the best way to do this is via video conference. Even if you do not work from home, knowing the best ways to handle virtual meetings is beneficial. This activity can even come up in a typical workplace with coordination between two teams in different locations.