Nail A Skype / Video Interview
More and more employers are starting to embrace Skype or Video Interviews. The advantages are many, from the candidate not needing to attend the office of the employer, to the facility it offers setting up the interview. At the end of the day, all you need is a computer/smartphone and an internet connection.
Let`s see in this article below what are the 5 best tips to be successful at a skype/video interview.
SKYPE VIDEO INTERVIEW - HOW TO NAIL ONE?
1 - PREPARE YOURSELF!
Preparation is the first step you must take to be successful. Read the job description again, research about the company, and interview tips and tricks, like the ones here: INTERVIEW GUIDE
2 - TRY BEFORE THE INTERVIEW
You Skype may not have the audio settings correctly set up. Your Skype may be blocked by your firewall. Many other factors can prevent you from attending the interview.
Make sure you try calling one of your friends before the interview itself, to be sure it works without problems.
3 - CHECK THE BACKGROUND
You may be wearing a smart suit, but that interview will fail if behind, on your wall, you have a poster with last April's FHM girl. Prior to the interview, make sure you have a look behind you so that it all looks nice for the interviewer.
4 - "DO NOT DISTURB"
We all saw the news with the dad who during a broadcast was interrupted by his kids. Make sure nothing like that happens to you. Tell your housemates/family that you are not to be disturbed during the interview. Your phone must be kept on silent too.
5 - DRESS FORMALLY
Whilst it's true that the interviewer may not see your trousers or if you`re wearing knickers, a t-shirt with unprofessional messages may be unsuitable. Always wear smart clothes.
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