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Skype interview tips

1. PROFILE PROFESSIONALISM
Unlike telephone or in-person interview, first impression during Skype interwiev doesn't actually involve the candidate. The first thing the interviewer sees is Skype username and picture of the candidate. So double checking that they are appropriate and prefessional is a must.

2. PREPARED FOR THE INTERVIEW
Candidate should know as much as possible about the company that he is applying for by reading up on them. That will help turn the conversation in candidates favour. Before start of the interview CV should be printed and ready to help anticipate any questions about work history and work skills.

3. CLOSE ANY OTHER PROGRAMS ON THE COMPUTER
Getting Facebook notifications during the interview is distracting and unprofessional. Before the interview, it should be checked if all other windows on the computer are closed, especially the ones that make noise.

4.PREPARING THE SURROUNDINGS
Choosing a quiet place for the interview with neutral background, so the candidate is in the centre of attention. Remove anything distracting and keep it simple.

5. PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT
Practicing with a friend before the actual interview is helpful because the first Skype calls are often awkward, especially because candidate should focus into looking to the camera and not the screen. It woud be useful to play around with everything and try a few calls, so that during the actual interview the candidate would shine without being distracted by the program.
6. DOUBLE CHECKING THE CAMERA AND TECHNOLOGY
Five minutesbefore the interview is NOT the time to discover technical difficulties, or that the Skype account is cancelled. There are simple ways for technology check within Skype. Candidates should take advantage of the „test call" to yourself to ensure the calls are going through.

7. AVOIDING INTERRUPTIONS
If the interview is being held in a house with multiple people or pets, everybody should know about it, and it should be secured that the pets are away from the interview area. Nothing is more unprofessional than having to pause the interview because for instance, the dog is in front of the camera.

8. WATCHING ON THE BODY LANGUAGE
Not all the same rules apply for the in-person and Skype interviews, so the ones for the Skype are even more important. It is essential that the candidate has good posture and that he is relaxed.

9. DRESS FOR THE OCCASION
Skype interview should be treated like an in-person interview. It is expected from the candidate to dress professionally even though it is a video interview.

10. TECHNICAL PROBLEMS ARE RESOLVED IMMEDIATELY
When an interview is being held on video or telephone equipment, there is a chance there will be technical difficulties: weak connection, interference or bad signal. Candidate may hesitate to mention that and ask the interviewer to repeat the question, but worse version is to give inaccurate answer because of misunderstanding. If the problems persist and the signal is still bad, it should be mentioned and without refraining suggest to the interviewer to stop the interview and to call back immediately.

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