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How to perform well in a Skype interview
The technology may be more advanced in a Skype interview, but the principles of interview etiquette remain unchanged. Read our job interview tips to brush up on the basics, and then note these tips to nail an interview on Skype.
Check the technology
Wait for your turn to speak
Look at the camera
Think about your surroundings
Update your Skype profile
Have a backup
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Technology can be a great advantage for candidates and interviewers separated by distance, but bear in mind that interview etiquette still applies and technology can provide its own unique challenges. Remember to always be patient – the interviewer faces the same challenges and a weak signal may cause lag, and maintain a professional demeanour. Create an environment with as few distractions as possible, double check the internet connection and power supply, and have the contact details of the interviewer as a backup.