Video interviews are being increasingly seen as a more efficient and cost-effective way to vet potential new employees – and with global hiring also becoming more commonplace, it’s worth understanding how best to maximise your chances if you’re invited to a Skype interview.
It’s important to familiarise yourself with some Skype video etiquette. Avoid the pitfalls and navigate your way to on-screen success with these 10 top tips for making the most of your Skype video virtual interview:
1. Test your technology
Do a technical check before your online interview begins to make sure that your internet connection is stable enough to avoid dropouts and poor sound and picture quality. Consider setting up a dedicated external lapel or desktop mic if your built-in mic sounds muffled. Have a list of links to a resume or portfolio ready to copy and paste if required. And ensure your Skype name and photo are professional looking, so you create the right impression from the outset.
2. Practice makes perfect
Do a quick ‘mock interview’ run-through with a friend beforehand and you’ll feel much more confident when the time comes. This is a great chance to test out your technical set-up, your comfort levels on Skype and the quality of your answers.
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