" That means you shouldn't be asking "What's in it for me?
" In one interview, one girl kept asking about "Who will support me?
" plague Skype is rife with technical landmines, and we've all had those annoying "Can you hear me now? While most employers are forgiving, they are also pressed for time. Dropped calls are understandable, but they distract from the interview and reflect poorly on your ability to plan ahead.
Spend some time on the company website or talk to people who work there.
Skype has transformed a lot more than just the telephone industry.
Its ease of use and ubiquity is opening up new opportunities in health, education and business.
If your employer decides to do voice instead of video, your profile image will be front and center for the duration of the interview. 3) Acedia: Don't mess up your prime time moment (For those of you who are not up on your deadly sins, acedia is a little known sin of neglecting to take care of something that one should do.) Treat your Skype interview like you are preparing for your television debut, where you are the director, producer and the star. One candidate I interviewed wore sweatpants and an XXL t-shirt. her time, but in an interview, I don't want to be imagining her getting out of bed, but rather getting into the office.
You are responsible for making sure that logistically, everything is right. It doesn't matter what the local time is -- you should always be dressed for 9 a.m. 4) Sloth: Read past the wiki Everyone says to "do your research on the company." Too often, this means candidates have only read the company's Wikipedia entry.