3 Things You Must Do Before Your Next Skype Interview

Thursday, February 02, 2017

1. Become Familiar With The Technology

Whether it's Skype, an instant-messaging client, or another videoconferencing app, download it well in advance and get to grips with the technology. Do some practice calls with your friends/family so you can get a feel for using it and make sure the camera and microphone are working correctly. Also when setting up your account, make sure yoy create a professional username and use a professional photo.

2. Prepare Your Surroundings

  • Think about how your webcam is set up and what can be seen behind you.
  • Keep your background as clutter free as possible. It's best to sit in front of a blank wall.
  • Check that your lighting doesn't create shadows or throw too harsh a light into your screen.
  • Make sure that you're in quiet surroundings so don't have the TV on in the background and make sure everyone in your house knows to be quiet and not disturb you during the interview.
  • If you're using a laptop at a desk, your built-in camera may be positioned below your face which can be an unflattering angle. So set your laptop on a couple of books rectify this.

3. Dress to Impress

Maintain the same levels of professionalism as if it was a face to face interview. This includes dressing appropriately. Wear smart clothes such as a suit, be well groomed, and don't chew gum.

This originally appeared on sigmarrecruitment.com