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Skype interview...tips?

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girlgonemild Tue 11-Dec-12 12:58:50

I have been shortlisted for a professional job and have a Skype interview as the managers above me are based abroad.
Mostly I think Skype will be easier/less stressful as I don't have to travel and can sit on my couch! But I'm sure there must be some obvious pitfalls.
Anyone got any top tips or had a Skype interview before?

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Tue 11-Dec-12 13:05:32

Dress properly.
Set your laptop up beforehand where you will be using it, and check what will be in sight of the Web cam.
Skype a friend and make sure everything seems to be working properly, microphone etc
Warn anyone you live with to stay away/be quiet and shut pets out of the room.

MummyBeast Tue 11-Dec-12 14:25:51

I second the advice to dress properly. Aside from the fact that they will be able to see you, it will get you into the professional interview "zone".
Hope it goes well.

girlgonemild Wed 12-Dec-12 16:33:08

Thanks. I hadn't thought of making a test call. I think your right about looking smart too although think I will keep it simpler than usual so as not to distract From my face!

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