How to do Skype Interview for a Job

As we often hear that technology has get more advanced and there is nothing left in our life, where technology is not being used. Think you are going to do an online interview for your job, how would it be like?

How to do Skype Interview for a Job

In this article, we are going to guide you about how you can prepare yourself and how to do a Skype Interview for a job.

How to do Skype Interview for a Job

It completely feels different to getting ready for a job interview, online instead of face to face interview. You may feel excited as well as nervous at the same time. Here we have shared guidelines for you, about to to do your Skype interview for job in the best possible way.

1. Make your Caontact Info clear:

When you forget to write the complete phone number, miss to add your postal code, you may get rejection just for these errors, so read carefully and focus on these details:

  • The first and important thing that you should make clear before you are going to start your Skype interview, is your contact details. Share the accurate contact details with your interviewer before the time of interview. 
  • Check your profile picture, your name and other details, do they look professional or need any editing? If they look professional then it is well and good otherwise do some changes and then share. Also share your phone number with the interviewer, as if there will be any connection problem on Skype, the interviewer will be able to contact you on your phone number.

2. Do a Test Interview

Before you actually jump to the online interview via video call on Skype, make sure you test your speaking skills and also your camera, the background and more like:

  • When you are prepared and think that you are ready for the interview, don't put it to be directly performed in front of the interviewer. 
  • Try a test interview with any of your family member or friend, check how are you looking, voice and how is your Skype connection. Remember your password, or keep it written on a note pad in front of you, so that you can use it when needed.

3. Background Sounds

Make sure to be on some clean and quiet place when you are going to start your interview, so the background noise and sounds can not disturb you.

If you are going to do the interview from home, place your computer or phone in a quiet room and don't allow the family members and friends to get into the room during the interview session, so that you may concentrate on what the interviewer is asking and how you should answer.

4. Use of Headphones

Best if you have some quality headphones and:

  • If you are going to do an online interview, use headphones instead of relying on the microphone and speakers of your device. 
  • There are many high quality headphones available in the market that can be helpful for you to liten what the interviewer is saying well and speak confidently. Headphones can also be helpful to remove the background noise.

5. Your Background

As I suggested you earlier, the background matters:

  • Your background and location is much important during the interview. Sit in a clean and tidy corner or room in your house.
  • Keep the camera angle of your computer in right direction, don't show off extra things in the camera. Place the computer on some table instead of keeping it in your lap and show the interviewer your nose. Set the camera and check it before starting the interview.

6. Light

Make sure your face is clear and your gestures are getting covered by your camera, the light makes it more easy:

  • Light is very important for a video interview. Adjust the lights in front of you or adjust your chair according to the lights in your room. Don't turn on any lights behind yourself. Your background and your face should be in good light.

7. Dressing up

You can wear pajamas, but not some ugly cloths on your top, you should be well dressed.

  • Don't think that it is an online interview and you have no need to be dressed up. Dress up yourself professionally, just as you dress up for some face to face interview. Your dressing sense will show the interviewer how much professional you are.

8. Your Device

Make sure you have a laptop so you can type and make things smoother.

  • If you have a computer or laptop, then don't ever go for a Skype interview on your mobile. Do the interview on your computer or laptop, so that it will be easier for you to see your interviewers and your interviewer will also get a good look of your side. 
  • Use mobile if you don't have any other option.

9. Internet Connection

Of course:
  • You must have a good internet connection, WiFi and Bluetooth connections are very good now a days, but try to be with wired internet connection to be away from any connection problem during interview.

That's all for now.

I hope you get hired in your this interview.


Q: What is meant by Skype interview?

Ans: Interviews held over Skype are called Skype interviews. Different companies conduct Skype interviews for hiring employees.

Q: What do the interviewers ask in Skype interview?

Ans: They will ask you the same things in Skype interview as they will ask you in a face to face interview, as they may ask you to 

  1. Introduce yourself?
  2. Why are you interested in this job?
  3. Why do you want to a part of this company?
  4. What are your skills?
  5. What are your strengths?
  6. What are your weaknesses?
  7. And many other questions like this.

So, this was an elaborative and interesting guide for you to make you know about how to do a Skype Interview for a job.

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