As the job search process becomes increasingly internet-based, more and more companies are conducting job interviews over Skype. Skype is an easy-to-use, simple voice and video messaging software that can be.

It allows for a face-to-face meeting without the inconvenience of having to travel to meet in person. Skype interviews are particularly common when you apply to positions that are far away. It allows the prospective employer to get a good sense of the job candidate before they go through the expense of flying them out for an in-person meeting.

If you have not used Skype before, it is important that you get familiar with the software before you begin conducting the interview. You will need a webcam and microphone in order to take advantage of Skype’s capabilities. Many newer computers already include these features, but you will want to test them out beforehand to ensure that the quality is up to par. Practice making a few calls beforehand to friends or family to see how well the sound and video quality are. Ask if they can clearly understand everything you say. The last things you want to happen come interview time are technical problems that delay the start of the interview. It’s no different than showing up to an interview late and will reflect poorly on you.


  1. Find an appropriate location free of clutter and distractions
  2. Turn your cell phone off just like you would for an in-person interview
  3. Dress professionally. Just because you can conduct the interview with any attire doesn’t mean you should
  4. Set up everything beforehand and make a test call with a friend to see how well they can hear you. You don’t want to log into the call late because you are trying to troubleshoot problems
  5. Check the company’s website to make sure you know the history of the company and the way they operate
  6. DONT FORGET TO SMILE! At an in-person interview, you would naturally smile upon your arrival and would most likely keep a pleasant facial expression for the duration of the interview. It is more difficult to do this with a Skype interview. Before the call losing up by smiling in front of a mirror

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