https://www.how2become.com/resources/interview-skills/ - Learn how to pass any Skype interview using this comprehensive video tutorial created by Henry Hunter for the UK's leading career development specialists, How2Become.com. Transcript: Hi guys, I’m Henry from How2Become, and welcome to this interview tips video called ‘How to pass a Skype interview’. We’ve got 5 top tips for you today, so if at any point you find the video has helped you out, please give it a like! Okay, so let’s get started with our first tip – avoid technical issues. Now, this is a big one. Nothing will annoy your potential employer more than a last-minute phone call from you saying that your internet is down or you’ve just realised your webcam is broken and you need to reschedule. So, even if you are comfortable using Skype, carry out a test call with a friend or family member well in advance of your appointment. Here, you can make sure that your camera and microphone are broadcasting clearly, and any Internet problems can be found and fixed. If nothing else, the knowledge that you’ve done all you can to prevent technical issues will make you go into the interview as relaxed as you can be. Next on the list – get in the zone! Don’t lull yourself into a false sense of security because you don’t have to leave the house for your interview. Think of all you would do to prepare for a face-to-face interview – eat right, go for a run, get a great night’s sleep – and make sure you don’t skip any part of your routine that gets you feeling as fired up and prepared as possible. Your interviewer certainly won’t cut any corners, so make sure you don’t either. Basically, don’t needlessly add pressure, but remind yourself to take a Skype interview just as seriously as you would a normal one. Our third top tip is – manage your environment! Of course, Skype interviews present a number of things to think about that traditional interviews do not. Perhaps the biggest one of these things is the fact that your interviewer will literally be able to see into your house the entire time. As much as this seems odd, it is unavoidable. So, make sure your background reflects the persona you wish to convey – clean, well-presented, and inoffensive. As clear an area as possible is recommended – you never know what chord your belongings could strike with someone. It’s better to be safe than sorry! Of course, you want to express your personality to your interviewer – but just do this with your words. Fourth on the list is – smarten up. Similar to the last tip, make sure that you yourself are immaculately presented. Wear the same outfit you would to a traditional interview – At least from the waist up – and have all your notes in front of you. Studies even show that wearing shoes while working from home can increase focus and productivity. All in all, just remember that although you’re not face to face, your interviewer can still see you, so dress accordingly. And finally, our most important tip – don’t forget body language. As you won’t physically meet your potential employer, it’s easy to forget a vital aspect of any interview – your body language. Over Skype, make your perfect first impression with your posture and facial expressions. Simulate eye contact by looking directly into your camera, sit up straight, and smile big. Be sure to talk as naturally as possible, and be yourself. Your interviewer wants your interview to go as well as much as you do. So that’s it for our list of Skype interview tips. If you enjoyed this video, don’t forget to like and subscribe to the channel, where even more interview advice videos can be found. If you want us to make a specific video, be sure to let us know in the comments. Thank you very much for watching, and see you in the next one!
Duration: 3m 23s