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Skype interviews are becoming more and more common these days. Here are some excellent tips for “Mastering A Video Interview” I found in a blog posting.

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With the price of airline tickets skyrocketing, many companies are choosing to utilize video conferencing and Skype to interview potential new hires.  There are many pro’s to this method but there are also just as many pitfalls to avoid.

A few things to keep in mind:

  • Make sure the lighting is good in the room that you will be sitting- bad lighting can make you look like a shadowy sinister figure
  • Make sure you look directly into the camera on your laptop or desktop and not the person’s face on your monitor- this gives a shifty impression.  It takes a little practice so I always do a practice Skype run with my candidates to make sure they see the difference.  Call someone you know on Skype and do a practice run
  • Your backdrop is very important as well- sit in an area of your house or office with no distracting…

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