4 Tips for a Successful Skype Interview
- Take Care of the Technology Ahead of Time—Make sure you’ve downloaded, installed, and tested Skype’s app well before your interview is scheduled. Ask your friend to have video chats with you to test your video and audio connections. This will ensure that you don’t have a technology glitch during the interview.
- Rehearse— spend some time rehearsing your Skye interview. Be sure to look directly in the camera. Sometimes, candidates struggle to look into the camera and they can look disinterested during the interview.
- Prepare your environment—Find a quiet room with a good internet for your interview. Position yourself in front of a blank wall. Art of pictures behind you can be distracting to your interviewer. Be sure to remove pets and turn off your cell phone and instant messaging so nothing distracts you.
- Dress up–Put on the same clothes you’d wear if you were going to interview in-person. If the company is formal, wear a jacket and tie for men or a suit jacket for women. If it’s more laid back, wear a business casual shirt or blouse.