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Online Skype Interview Tips And Tricks

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Trying to figure out how to ace your Skype interviews? Here are some tips and tricks that you can use in order to nail your online Skype interview.

Tip #1

Make sure you have downloaded, installed and tested Skype well before your interview is scheduled.

Tip #2

Make sure that you have a professional Skype ID. This is the first thing the interviewer will see along with your profile photo, make sure both of these are professional, interview appropriate

Tip #3

Make sure that your camera and mircophone is set up correctly. You need to be nicely framed into the camera, and try to have a simple background that is not too distracting. To avoid poor sound quality, test your mircophone.

Tip #4

Check your lighting. If you wear glasses, try and minimise the reflection in your glasses and also be sure that your skin tone and lighting looks good in your frame.

Tip #5

Make sure to have a good posture and relax your shoulders to avoid stiffness. Keep good eye contact with the interviewer by looking directly into your camera.

Treat your Skype interview like you would treat an in-person interview. Dress neat and professionally, brushing your hair, putting on some makeup and preparing well in advance. Prepare some notes beforehand but make sure your notes are easily catchable so that you use them as quick reminders not a script.

Tip #6

Make sure that your phone and desktop notifications are on silent. Having it go off during an interview is distracting and unprofessional.

Tip #7

Send a thank you letter after your Skype interview.

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