The Skype Interview

I spend a lot of time reading career advice articles so that I can share the information with the rest of the world.

CareerBuilder recently hit the nail on the head when they mentioned 8 Important Tips for Skype Interviews. We use Skype here on a regular basis, so the tips and etiquette that are mentioned directly apply to our company.

Some highlights:
– If you are in a video interview, it’s best for you to look directly at your webcam, not at your screen. If you look at the webcam, it will look like you’re making eye contact.
– Make sure that whatever is behind you is warm and inviting. If you can’t do that, then at least make it look professional. It’s probably best to not leave your Metallica poster up directly behind you.
– Test your audio and video in advance! We set aside time to speak with you, so therefore, we would hate to see delays occur due to technical difficulties, especially if they can be avoided.