Skype Interviews

  • Choose a room that is quiet and has a blank wall that can be used as a background.
    • We can possibly reserve a meeting room for you if you have a Skype interview. Please email us if you would like to discuss this option.
  • Make sure that your Skype username and profile picture are business appropriate.
  • Make a test call to a family member or friend to make sure the internet connection in the room is good.
  • If interviewing at home, ask your roommates not to disturb you and minimize distractions.
  • During the interview:
    • Dress professionally, as if you were going to an in-person interview. Don’t try to get away with the blazer on top, sweatpants on bottom look. You do not want to have to worry about the interviewer potentially seeing your casual bottoms, which would come across as unprofessional.
      • Keep in mind that darker colors look better on screen. Avoid overbearing patterns.
    • Sign in to Skype 10 minutes early and be prepared for the call. This a good time to review any notes or your resume.
    • When interviewing, look at the camera and not the screen. This will make sure you keep direct eye contact with the interviewer.
    • There can often be a delay in transmission. Wait a second or two before answering so that you ensure the interviewer is done speaking.
    • It can be a good idea to have a pen and paper in order to jot down notes of things you want to ask the interviewer later or important information they give you. Just be sure that you are only writing down a word or phrase to jog your memory, and are not frantically scribbling on your notepad. You want to maintain eye contact with the interviewer.