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7 Tips to Nail a Skype Interview

In a world that has grown increasingly reliant on technology, Skype job interviews are becoming more common. Here are the top Skype job interview tips to make sure you’re ready to succeed.

  1. Look at your webcam instead of your screen

Your first instinct is probably to look at the interviewer on your screen. However, you should look at the camera. This will make you look more engaged with the person on the other end.

  1. Prepare your surroundings

Choose a quiet place to be interviewed in with a professional backdrop. You don’t want the background to be distracting. De-clutter your space and find a spot with the best lighting.

  1. Use Notes

One of the best parts of the Skype interview process is that you can help yourself with handy notes. Have a copy of your resume ready and some post-it notes with things you want to bring up.

  1. Update Your Profile

The first impression during a Skype interview is your profile. Make sure you have a professional username, bio, and picture. You could even create a separate Skype profile for business purposes.

  1. Close Other Programs

Make sure other windows are closed before your interview. Not only will this help your computer run at full capacity, but it will also avoid any noisy notifications or ads going off in the background.

  1. Dress Well

If you’re wondering what to wear for a Skype interview, treat it like any other interview. Wear professional clothing from head to toe, just to be safe.

  1. Be Mindful of Your Body Language

Make sure you relax your shoulders and keep a good posture. You don’t want to look too stiff or slouchy.
For more help, check out our other job interview tips. If you’re a new manager, read our post on interview tips for new managers. Contact a Beacon Resources recruiter for personalized help in finding a job and nailing interviews.