5 Tips For Acing Your Skype Interview

5 Tips For Acing Your Skype Interview!

Jobs are pretty rad if you ask me. You get to do what you (hopefully) love for a good part of the day and get paid for it. The only not-so-rad part about jobs is the interview process. It’s long and stressful, and sometimes a bit unpleasant. However, interviews are crucial in the job application process and will never go away.

Interviews exist in many forms: phone, video, and in-person. They all depend on what stage of the process you’re in. Most companies start with a phone, then move on to a Skype and/or in-person interview if you’re close enough to go in.

Last month, I covered 8 tips for rocking your phone interview. Today, I’m going to go into what to do when you have a Skype interview! Hint: Use these in addition to all the phone interview tips. They overlap!

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Wear something nice that aligns with the brand

When you’re going to have a Skype interview, you have to make sure you look the part. Your attire should depend on the industry you’re going into. If you’re interviewing with a big corporate business, your best bet is to wear a button down and blazer. If you’re interviewing with a smaller start-up, you can be a little more casual, but don’t look like a bum.

Make sure your hair and makeup is neat

Hiring managers like to see potential employees neatly groomed. I’m not saying you have to have some fancy updo or flawless eyeliner wings when you have your interview, just make sure you look fresh!

Sit in a clean space where you won’t be interrupted

The best place to be during a Skype interview is a clean environment without any clutter. A cluttered background communicates that you are disorganized and all over the place which doesn’t look too good to your potential future employer. Also make sure that you’re in a space where you won’t be interrupted! Try to keep any background noise at a minimum.

Hint: If you don’t have a good space in your apartment to do so, see if you can arrange a room somewhere on campus. For one of my interviews, I reserved a room in my college’s career center, and that worked really well.

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Get comfortable

More than likely, your Skype interview will last around a half hour. It’s important that you make yourself as comfortable as possible because your interviewers will be able to tell if you’re tense. Get some water, sit in a comfortable chair, and relax. You got this!

Look into the camera, not the computer screen

This is a mistake that is super easy to make. We often watch ourselves or our interviews on our computer screen, however it is super important that you look into your webcam. This simulates a better representation of eye contact than anything else.

I hope this post gave you some insight into how to ace your next Skype interview! Good luck with all your future job searches!

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28 Replies to “5 Tips For Acing Your Skype Interview”

  1. All of these are so important for Skype interviews!

    1. Thank you McKenna!

  2. I’ve never had a Skype interview but these are fantastic tips for preparing for one! Amazing how technology can change the interview game.

    xoxo A

    1. Thanks Annaliese! And yes, it’s so awesome!

  3. I personally have never done one, but I know a few friends and an old job who used Skype interviews, it was pretty cool!

    1. Yes! It’s great for long-distance interviews!

  4. Love these tips!! So on point about looking at the camera rather than the screen! another tip (because that can be really hard) is to move the other person’s face as close to under the camera as possible. So if your eyes do drop it’s not as obvious! And push your seat back an extra half a foot than normal to avoid that issue too!

    1. That’s such a great tip, Rachel! Thanks for sharing!

  5. I’ve actually never done a Skype Interview for a formal job but I’ve done them with potential clients for my business and these are awesome tips. It’s definitely important to look at the camera and not the screen.

    1. Glad you agreed with these tips!

    1. Yes, it was a game changer for me!

  6. Eep I am not looking forward to the job interview process. I’ll be graduating at the end of this year so this is pretty relevant for me! These tips are really great!

    1. Thanks Megan! Good luck on the job search!

  7. Looking into the camera is always the hardest thing for me! But definitely such a good tip!

    1. Thanks Silvia!

  8. These are such great tips! honestly the biggest thing has to be looking at the camera and not the computer screen! I like to treat Skype interviews just like in person ones and make sure I’m dressed up from head to toe!

    1. That’s a great thing to do!

  9. THANK YOU for posting this!!!! I am literally the worst at interviews, so this should help me a lot!

    1. Ahh so happy to help!!!

  10. Such great tips for a skype interview! or a skype conference call!

    1. Thanks Maegan!

  11. This is such a helpful post! I always tidy up my room when I have a Skype interview coming up. I think having a clean environment makes everything look neater (duh), but also makes you feel more confident.

    1. Totally agree!!

  12. I’ve never done a skype interview but these tips are so helpful!

    Greta | http://www.gretahollar..com

  13. I’ve never had a skype interview! I feel like I’d be more scared than I would in a regular interview hahah.

    xo // http://www.thematerialgirl.co

    1. I’ve had a lot, haha! They’re a little bit more stressful, but at least it’s easier to relax afterwards because you’ll be in your own space!

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