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5 Tips for job seekers to crack Skype interview

Dec 15, 2017 16:49 IST
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5 Tips for job seekers to crack Skype interview
5 Tips for job seekers to crack Skype interview

Acing an interview in itself is a big deal! From making required preparations for the job interview to picking right clothes to wear on the day of the interview, it's no less than running in a marathon. But with the evolution of technology, the recruiters are now turning to gadgets like smartphone and computer for selection of the candidates.

Apart from telephonic interviews, the employers have now begun to use Skype video chat as a new way to conduct the pre-selection screening of the candidates. It’s almost like a face-to-face interview in which the candidates have to meet the expectations of the recruiters. Though acing a video interview isn’t like cutting a cake, yet there are some tips that can help job seekers to win over the video job interviews.

Well, if you too are planning to join a video job interview but don’t know how you can make it, here the tips that can help you to crack your video job interview. Continue reading.   

Ensure strong internet connectivity

Poor internet connectivity may cost you beyond the possibilities of retrieving, especially when you’re engaged in a video job interview. Once you lose a chance to leave an impression on the recruiters, you would never get it again. So before attending a video job interview, make sure your internet connection is running good and providing you strong connectivity. For it, put your router in centre of the location, avoid running more than one program at the time of interview, conduct a speed test, and take a fast mbps plan. Keeping all these things in practice would help you to ensure strong internet connectivity which could play an important role in video job interviews.

Use professional username

Using username, which is difficult to read and resembling your funny screen-name is going to make bad impression on the recruiters. So, don’t use any names of that sort. But create an easy to read username. It may be your own name which could play big as a username in video job interviews. It would help you to ensure that the video job interview is going in right direction which could ultimately help you to grab the job.   

Choose appropriate location

The inappropriately placed pillow or bed-sheet may not matter when your friend visits your room, but could cost you a lot especially when you attend your video job interview from your living room. It can leave a bad impression on the interviewer who is observing your approach, efficiency, sense of responsibility, and other behavioural approach. So, choose a peaceful location where everything is rightly placed before joining the interviewer over Skype. Make sure to have clean background with proper lighting. It would help you to create a positive environment around you that could help to win over the interviewer.      

Dress well

Wearing casual clothes like jeans and T-Shirts could hamper your professional image, especially when you’re engaged in a video job interview with an interviewer. It could obstruct you to get the job. So, dress well. Wear formal clothes and behave as if you’re in face-to-face job interview. It can help to impress your interviewer in video job interview.

Maintain eye contact

Looking at the screen of the system you’re using for your Skype interview may make you seem like you are getting distracted from the interview. It could wear the eagerness of interviewer down who is observing your activities. So, always look at your webcam. It would make you seem more present and engaged in the interview that could help you in responding appropriately.   


With the evolution of technology, Skype (Video) interview has gained popularity as a tool to screen the job seekers for the jobs. Ensuring strong internet connectivity, using professional username, and maintaining eye-contact appropriately are the basic things that can help the job seekers to makes a Skype interview effective. In this article, we have tried to explain how job seekers can make their pre-selection screening over Skype more effective. It would help you to grab the job.   

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