How do you offer a handshake over a Zoom interview? In all the mandatory workplace modules I took at university — all with cheery titles like “Career Power Up!” or “Absolute Basics for the Office” — none could have prepared me for graduating into a pandemic. Neither the students nor the faculty, I am sure, could have expected a global disruption of the scale we have seen over the past year.

So, while the interviewing tips were well-meaning and helpful (“Offer a firm handshake”; “Maintain eye contact”; and “Say you’re passionate and driven, and try to believe it”), they all but went out of the window when the “circuit breaker” rolled around.

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