The adage ‘fake it till you make it’ has become easier thanks to Zoom

Since COVID-19, the virtual job interview has become de rigueur. We talk with ANAT, an organisation that has recently appointed several arts professionals this way, to garner their tips and advice on getting it right.

While the adage ‘fake it until you make it’ has been around for eons, it has taken on new significance in the past year as many of us have been forced to work from home.

While that might be as simple as dropping in ‘fake’ domestic settings for your Zoom meetings (to hide your personal domestic chaos), or wearing trackie-daks and ugg boots but keeping them out of screen view, that illusion of professionalism also crosses over to the virtual job interview.

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina