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4 Tips for a Successful Skype Interview

 

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
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5 Questions You Should Ask During Any Interview

 

Sometimes interviews can feel like you are being grilled on a witness stand in a great courtroom movie.  However, the key to your success in an interview is asking the right questions.  The type of questions you choose to ask the interviewer can show your knowledge and help you evaluate the positon. This means the questions you chose to prioritize should be well thought out.

Here are 5 questions to that will help you impress the interviewer and help you evaluate the opportunity further:

QUESTION #1: What do the day-to-day responsibilities of this role?

The answer to this question should help you formulate your responses.  By tailoring your experience to the responsibilities of the role, you can impress the interviewer.

QUESTION #2: What is your favorite part about working at the company?

It’s important to get a sense of your interviewer’s opinions about working there. If enthusiasm flows easily, that’s a great sign. If it doesn’t, that is worth noting too.

QUESTION #3: If we were having lunch a year from now to celebrate my success in this role, what would we be celebrating?

It’s crucial to have a deep understanding of how a company measures success. This will help you understand the role, the success matrix for the company, and your interviewer’s management style.

QUESTION #4: What do you see as the most challenging aspect of this job?

Knowing the good things about the position is just as important as knowing the not-so-good. You want to understand the scale of the problems you’ll be dealing with when you accept the role.

QUESTION #5: Is there anything about my background or resume that makes you question whether I am a good fit for this role?

This question displays that you’re highly invested in the job and committed to understanding your prospects as a candidate. Plus, it will also allow you an opportunity to respond to any potential concerns the interviewer has regarding your skill or experience.

 

 

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