Living in a global community means you no longer have to travel long distances to interview for jobs that aren’t local. Various applications, like Skype, have made the face-to-face job interview possible no matter where you are. But do you know how to thoroughly prepare for a Skype interview?
The Skype Interview Guide
You already know how to prepare for a face-to-face interview. You know how to answer the common questions, think on your feet, look your best, and express yourself confidently. All of these things matter in a video interview as well. But there are obviously going to be differences, as shown in this infographic from Viking Direct.
When you think about preparing for a job interview, for example, you probably don’t consider how it would look if your cat ran across the desk. You also don’t normally think about how the room behind you looks. But in a Skype interview, it’s your responsibility to control the atmosphere. This is just one of many issues discussed in this infographic, which sets you up for on-camera success.
So, use this Skype interview guide to your advantage. You’ll be glad you did.
Oh… and contrary to popular myth, you really should wear pants. You never know when you might have to stand up.