“Firing off an interview answer quickly is rarely wise, but it’s especially unhelpful in remote interviews. The sort of online platforms we’re all using cleverly react to your voice but the technology struggles when one voice is overlaid on another. Jumping in just after, or even before your interviewer completes the question, means the start of your answer will definitely not be heard and may not even be seen. Think of your response as part of a relay – a handover from one talker to another needs a momentary pause. Then your opening words will achieve the impact they deserve and you will be filling the shared screen. An exchange that breathes is also more easily consumed by your audience. So don’t rush.”