Employers are using Skype interviews to save time and money of transporting candidates. Some employers are using the Skype interview as a screening tool, similar to the phone screen, with the added advantage of face to face communication. In some ways, preparing for the Skype interview are similar to preparing for the phone and in person interview, such as doing research and preparing your thoughts to common interview questions. The differences of a Skype interview to a phone interview is the face to face time you will get with an employer and your ability to read body language.
Here are some tips to prepare:
Keep your profile professional – Make sure your profile picture of Skype is appropriate. The picture you use to communicate with your college buddies may not be the picture you want your future employer to see.
Practice Skype before the interview – Practices with a…