Preparing for your virtual interview

Interviews are a great opportunity to learn more about the job, meet members of the hiring team, and to discover if the job aligns with your career aspirations.

You can login to your virtual interview from any location where you feel most comfortable! Follow all best practices on this page for a smooth virtual interview. 

Virtual Interview - A woman with a laptop interviewing from her backyard.

Interview tips and best practices

 

Watch this quick video to learn how we interview at Citrix. 

Helpful resources mentioned in the video:

Citrix life, culture and values

How we hire

Interview Preparation

 

Set up your technology for teleconferencing. 

 

If your interview is confirmed to be on HackerRank CodePair:

Follow HackerRank's preparation checklist for a full understanding of the platform and what to expect. 

 

If your interview is confirmed to be on Microsoft Teams:

We recommend to download the Teams App to your computer / device. Using the App, you can test your device functionality and troubleshoot prior to the interview. In the App, you can also make a test call to ensure your device is ready for the session. If you are unable to install the Teams App, there is an option to open Teams in your web browser. The preferred browsers are Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome.

 

Accommodations for teleconferencing technologies:

Citrix welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Reasonable accommodations to teleconferencing technologies are available on request for candidates taking part in virtual interviews. If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the job application process, please contact us at +1 (877) 924-8749 or email us at AskHR@citrix.com for assistance.

 

Get ready the night before.

 

What to wear:

At Citrix, our work attire varies greatly depending on personal preference. Some Citrites wear business professional, while others wear jeans and T shirts! Use your best discretion for what to wear during the interview, and select whatever is most comfortable for you to showcase who you are and why you would like to work for Citrix. 

 

Charge your device, and your phone.

In case of technical difficulties during the interview, we may call your phone number.

 

 

On Interview Day

 

Login at least 5 minutes prior to the interview.

If your meeting is on Microsoft Teams, when you join before your interview time starts, you will be waiting in the “lobby.” A screen will prompt that you are waiting for the meeting organizer. At your interview time, the interviewer will admit you to the session. Extra time in the lobby is ideal to get set up, mentally prepare for your interview, and breathe. 

 

Check your environment (If your meeting is using webcam/video).

Click the onscreen camera icon to turn on your webcam. For the best lighting, sit facing a window or lamp with the light in front of your face, not behind. 


Noise and Echoes

Close your eyes for a moment and listen to your environment. If you are hear loud background noise, it may be best to find a quieter location for the interview.

 

Final Tips

  • Retest your audio, webcam and lighting.
  • Ensure that your device and phone are fully charged and/or have a charger nearby.
  • Switch all devices you're not using to silent mode.
  • BREATHE.  We believe in you, and we are rooting for you to succeed, and hope that you can envision yourself at Citrix following the interview!