GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - If you're looking for a new job, you should know that Skype is becoming a way that employers are conducting interviews with job candidates. If you find yourself on the other side of that computer screen, are you prepared? eightWest experts from On Staff USA have some pointers to remember for your next online interview.
-When scheduling your Skype interview be sure to exchange Skype IDs and know who is connecting who.
-You need internet connection for a Skype interview.
-You should do a test call the day before your interview to ensure good connection and correct ID.
-Set up your Video Conference in plenty of time prior to the interview so you are ready to go at the scheduled time.
-Should something go wrong, check all connections and remember to stay calm. Don't let this throw you off your game.
-Be sure there are no distractions around you during the interview such as barking dogs, crying babies, ringing phones, the television, etc.
-Be sure you have sent the person interviewing you your most recent resume that you will be using during your interview.
-Dress professionally from head to toe. Even though they can't see you in person, this is important.
-Make sure the interviewing area where you are sitting is clean and organized.
-Interview the way you would if you were face to face.
Skype interviews are becoming more and more common because this allows a company to interview a wide variety of candidates all over the world, opening more doors to candidates. Skype is the most commonly used Video Conference however, Face Time is another one used and requires a Wi-Fi network connection.
For more tips on preparing for your next job interview visit www.onstaffgroup.net.
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