Skype is becoming an increasingly popular medium for interviews—especially for college students. Many recruiters find a Skype interview to be more personal than a phone interview, and you don’t even have to leave your campus to have one! Here are 4 tips to help you have a great interview on Skype:
1. Find a quiet location. Background noises can distract or even annoy your interviewer. You want to make sure you have the interviewer’s full attention, so lock the door, close the windows, and ask everyone you live with to keep quiet.
2. Buy a good headset. A headset allows for a more efficient interview process. It also suggests that you are taking the interview seriously.
3. Dress like you would at a face-to-face interview. Dressing in business attire will help you look and feel more professional.
4. Check that everything is working. Before the interview, make sure that your system is working properly, including the video, audio, application, and even room lighting.