And while mastering the interview is a common practice, etiquette surrounding a Skype interview is different from both in-person and phone interviews.
Here are 13 tips to help you rock a Skype interview.1. It is very tempting to watch yourself or your interviewer during a Skype session, but looking directly at the video camera is the only way to maintain direct eye contact with your interviewer.2. When it comes to what you wear, treat your Skype interview like an in-person interview and dress professionally from head to toe (or at least from head to waist! A professional dress code with video interviews is expected, not excused.3. Pick a quiet place to interview without an elaborate backdrop so that you can be the focal point on the screen.
Not too long ago, the messaging app’s name was synonymous with the act of video-chatting — and when your brand name becomes a verb, it’s generally safe to say that you’ve made it.
The new Skype seems to be centered less around the idea of its users having an actual face-to-face video call with someone, and instead focuses on promoting a casual chatting experience through the use of a sleek-looking messaging platform that includes a variety of new ways to share multimedia content.
In other words, as Facebook and Instagram turn themselves from social networks to personal messaging platforms, Skype is transforming in the opposite direction, Users can now visit the “Highlights” page — which is similar in form to Instagram and Facebook’s take on Snapchat Stories — in order to share photos and videos to their network.
The “next generation of Skype” also features a “Find” panel, which takes a Slack-like approach to the messaging platform by introducing infinite searchability and a wide host of different bots, in order to help with daily tasks.
Skype interviews can really be the best of both worlds — you still get face-to-face time with an employer while cutting travel out of the equation.