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Tips For A Skype Interview

Skype Interview Tips

Now days Job interviews over Skype are becoming very common. A Skype interview is different from both in-person and phone interviews, but mastering the art could land you the job you’ve been coveting. In Skype interview you need to make more extra affords to clear the interview because in front of the interviewer you can easily explain the things you want to explain. But during Skype interview you must plan to avoid interruption, make sure the interviewer is engaged, your body language, work on your listening skills, your voice over headphones. you need to check everything and make sure to complete the interview without any interruption.

Below we describe some tips for Skype interview which can help you to prepare yourself for your interview:

1. Prepare your environment:

Pick a quiet place to interview without an elaborate backdrop so that you can be the focal point on the screen. Set up a clean, neutral background with good lighting. Avoid the distracting background. you need to think carefully about where to do it. Be sure that you won’t be disturbed, switch off cell phones & landline phones. Set up a clean, neutral background with good lighting.

2. Prepare your System:

 Before your online interview begins, make sure to close other programs on your computer, keep the notification off.

 If you have headphones make sure that mice & headphones are working properly.

 Check the internet connection, if possible keep an alternative internet connection option with you.

Recheck each & every technology you are using.

3. Preparation is the key:

Practice makes perfect. You can go through an interview with your friend. This is a great chance to test out your technical set-up, your comfort levels on Skype and the quality of your answers.

4. Dress up:

Dress as you would for any normal interview but don’t give into the temptation to dress up only above the waist.

First, wearing the complete ensemble will help you stay in the interviewing mood.

 Second, if you need to stand up for some reason, you don’t want your shorts or jeans to ruin the impression you’ve made.

So, dress up properly like you are going for an in-person interview.

5. Look at the camera:

eyes contacts show the confidence in candidate eyes. It can be harder to create engagement and connection with your interviewer through video so make sure to look in to the camera as you speak, rather than at the screen. Be sure to have good posture and relax your shoulders to avoid stiffness.

6. Keep your profile professional:

Unlike an in-person or phone interview, your first impression during a Skype interview doesn’t involve you. The first thing your interviewer will see is your Skype username and picture, so double check that they are both interview appropriate or create a professional Skype account.

7. Avoid interruptions:

If you are interviewing in a house with multiple people or pets, be sure to let everyone in the house know ahead of time that you will be in an interview while securing any animals away from your interview space.

Nothing is more frustrating than only catching every other word a person is saying.

So, be sure to tweak the Skype audio ahead of time to make sure you both can hear without difficulty.

If you have kids make them understand not t speak loudly or keep silents for some time.

8. Stay Present:

it’s important to give the other caller periodic clues that you’re still there & make sure your interviewer is engaged in what you are saying. Being aware of the interest level of your interviewer is crucial in a Skype interview since they may have interesting e-mails pop up that direct attention away from you.

9. Use Notes:

During Skype interview you may get the chance to cheat little bit. Cheating is not a good thing but do not afraid to help yourself.

A benefit of having a Skype interview is that you can have a cheat sheet in front of you so that you don’t have to memorize everything you want to mention.

An interviewer won’t be impressed if they only see the top of your head during the interview, so while having notes is good, be sure to use them sparingly.

Just make sure your notes are easily scan able so that you use them as quick reminders, not a script.

10. Follow Up:

You may have spoken on Skype. it can come across as a little too casual and informal if you follow up with a message on Skype Chat.

Instead of message send an ‘thank you’ email as it is an in-person interview, which will impress much more.

If you have some tips which could be helpful to clear a Skype/web cam interview, post it below in the comments section.

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One Response to Tips For A Skype Interview

  1. tara says:

    In this technology world many companies prefer to make an interview through video. We must to well prepared for video interviews than other interviews. Every tips your shared really a great tips. Thank you.

    Tara, Edubilla

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