Skype Interview Dos and Don’ts

September 15, 2016

 

 

Karen Kelsky from The Professor Is In has an excellent checklist for Skype interviews. One of her best tips: 

 

“Get some advice on how your interview attire looks on camera. I once had a client who wore a soft-collared beige blouse for our practice Skype interview. It was her go-to interview look, but on Skype it looked like a drab, sad puddle of fabric around her neck, and washed out her face.” 

 

She has suggestions for interviewers as well:

 

“I’d recommend having only two people on screen at any one time, and perhaps moving the laptop around to focus on different search committee members as they ask different questions or make follow-up remarks.”

 

While you’re preparing, revisit our four tips for a successful video interview from earlier this year.

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