Interviewing Using Skype Pro Tips

  1. Use the Skype Echo / Sound Test Service to test out your audio prior to your interview
  2. Remove any visual distractions that may focus attention away from you in the background
  3. Have good lighting in the room so that the people interviewing you can see you
  4. Angle your webcam so it shows your face dead-on
  5. Limit tapping, movement and other things that may cause audio distractions
  6. Remove pets from the room
  7. Remove pets from the room next to the room you are interviewing in
  8. Try and not use Wifi. Use an Ethernet connection.
  9. Use a good quality headset with a microphone
  10. Silence your cell phone and other devices
  11. Check the batteries in your mouse/keyboard and make sure they aren’t running low
  12. Close all other applications running on your PC/Mac
  13. Turn off notifications or other pop-ups or anything else that may be disruptive
  14. Have a test call with a friend prior to your interview to check items 1-10 above. If you have no friends, call me.
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