Register for our webinar

How to Nail your next Technical Interview

1 hour
Enter details
Select webinar slot
*Invalid Name
*Invalid Name
By sharing your contact details, you agree to our privacy policy.
Step 1
Step 2
You have registered for our webinar
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.
Enter details
Select webinar slot
*All webinar slots are in the Asia/Kolkata timezone
Step 1
Step 2
You are scheduled with Interview Kickstart.
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.
Iks white logo

You may be missing out on a 66.5% salary hike*

Nick Camilleri

Head of Career Skills Development & Coaching
*Based on past data of successful IK students
Iks white logo
Help us know you better!

How many years of coding experience do you have?

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.
Iks white logo

FREE course on 'Sorting Algorithms' by Omkar Deshpande (Stanford PhD, Head of Curriculum, IK)

Thank you! Please check your inbox for the course details.
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.
Our June 2021 cohorts are filling up quickly. Join our free webinar to Uplevel your career

The Interview Kickstart Remote Interview Survival Guide: Part 3

Last updated on: 
September 6, 2023
Abhinav Rawat
The fast well prepared banner
About The Author!
Abhinav Rawat
Abhinav Rawat
Product Manager at Interview Kickstart. The skilled and experienced mastermind behind several successful product designs for upscaling the ed-tech platforms with an outcome-driven approach for skilled individuals.

Interview Kickstart Remote Interview Survival Guide - Part 3

Imagine this. You're crushing your remote interview. You have the right mindset, the right setup and things are going very well. Next up, the hiring manager, nail this conversation and the job is yours! About halfway in, you notice something off about the hiring manager. She’s frozen on your screen. At first it’s funny, but then you start to think. Can she hear me? Am I frozen on her end? In the confusion, your heart starts to race. You proceed to check your Internet connection. It is blinking and reads “Searching.” You did not anticipate this disaster. What do you do?

To help you prepare for and avoid annoying situations like internet failure, we developed a few tips for you to follow. 


Most remote communication tools need just 2MB of steady bandwidth. So anything more than that should be sufficient. Stability can be achieved to a good extent with a physical ethernet cable. We would recommend that you avoid wifi if possible. 

Increased internet traffic or disruptions on either your side or the interviewer’s can negatively affect bandwidth. Expect the internet connection to go down, right when you need it the most. I suggest sharing your phone number with the interviewer prior. 

You also want to avoid taking the interview on your company’s VPN connection.

Keep these in mind as well:

  • Conserve as much bandwidth as possible by shutting down any non-essential applications. 
  • Ask roommates or loved ones to not stream movies or games during your interview. 

Video Conferencing

Zoom is by far the most popular video conferencing tool and it’s increasingly becoming so due to its simplicity and quality. Be sure you’re familiar with Zoom (we especially recommend their virtual backgrounds). Some companies will continue to use the tools that they feel work best for their company needs. e.g. Google will use Google Hangouts, Amazon will use Chime, Facebook will use BlueJeans.

Being Proactive About Connectivity Issues

To be prepared for any technical difficulties, we advise you to do the following:

  • Log in 5 minutes early and provide the interviewer your phone number. 
  • If the connection or audio is lagging, don’t waste time, switch to phone and continue together via online collaboration tools. 
  • Set expectations for how you would like to proceed in the event that technical issues occur at the start of, or throughout  the interview. 

Interviews can be a nerve-racking experience and there is nothing out of the ordinary for having cold-feet. If you are looking for ways to overcome interview anxiety, check out our piece on it here for an in-depth look:

Stay tuned for the final segment of our four-part series on the best practices heading into remote interviews. Keep yourself updated by following our social media to know right when it goes live!

Follow us on:





Posted on 
May 6, 2020

Abhinav Rawat

Product Manager @ Interview Kickstart | Ex-upGrad | BITS Pilani. Working with hiring managers from top companies like Meta, Apple, Google, Amazon etc to build structured interview process BootCamps across domains

Attend our Free Webinar on How to Nail Your Next Technical Interview


Worried About Failing Tech Interviews?

Attend our webinar on
"How to nail your next tech interview" and learn

Hosted By
Ryan Valles
Founder, Interview Kickstart
blue tick
Our tried & tested strategy for cracking interviews
blue tick
How FAANG hiring process works
blue tick
The 4 areas you must prepare for
blue tick
How you can accelerate your learnings
Register for Webinar

Recent Articles