Online Interviewing Using Zoom and Skype Pro Tips

  1. Use the Skype Echo / Sound Test Service to test out your audio prior to your schedule 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 smartphone and other devices.
  11. Turn off all the alerts on your smartphone, and other devices.
  12. Mute any digital assistants in your home.
  13. Check the batteries in your mouse/keyboard and make sure they aren’t running low.
  14. Close all of the other applications running on your computer.
  15. Turn off notifications or other pop-ups or anything else that may be disruptive.
  16. If you are interviewing from a bedroom, make sure that your bed is made and the room is neat.
  17. Have a test call with a friend prior to your interview to check items 1-16 above. If you have no friends, call me.