If the employer uses Microsoft Teams, you can sign in as a guest using the link in the meeting invitation. You can ask for a test meeting in advance if that would help.
Some employers use assessments during remote interviews to test an applicant's skills. Assessment tasks vary. These will depend on the skills needed for the job.
Tasks can include:
case study exercises
email inbox exercises
Preparing for a remote interview
The employer should give you the information you need when they invite you for a remote interview. Ask for more details if you’re not sure.
Know the interview arrangements
Make sure you know:
the date and time of the interview
whether it is a telephone or video call
how to access the interview
if you need to prepare anything before your interview, like a presentation
You could also ask who is going to be interviewing you.
Set up the room for a video call
Try to make the room as quiet and private as you can. This may mean talking to the people you live with or helping children to play somewhere else. Shut the doors and windows.
Make sure that you have a reliable internet connection. This could mean checking that no one else in your home is using the internet for anything that might slow it down. For example, video streaming. Also, try to have:
a stable surface to keep your device still
a comfortable chair
a neutral and tidy background
smart interview clothes
a drink nearby
If you cannot find a space with a neutral or tidy background, you may be able to blur your background or use a background image.
Prepare the same as you would for any interview. Even though you will not be meeting the interviewers, this is still a formal conversation. You will want to present yourself positively and professionally.
Think about the skills and experience you would like to discuss.
Under the Equality Act 2010 (GOV.UK), employers must make reasonable adjustments for disabled applicants. This means you have the right to ask for changes that will enable you to access the remote interview process.
Examples of reasonable adjustments might include:
extra time to complete assessment tasks
another person to assist you with setting up technology
changing the interview time
having a personal assistant (PA) or friend there to support you
A different video conferencing app
If a different video conferencing app would be more accessible to you, this could also be a reasonable adjustment. You could also ask to have a telephone interview instead.