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Skype - getting it right!

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Skype - getting it right!
by Rob Ridout
Skype can be a nightmare for many people, looking at the screen not knowing what your interviewer is thinking is just too much for many people. Here are some practical tips on how to rule in your Skype interview.  
Create Your Set.  You want to make sure you angle your computer correctly and sit with a proper basic background behind you. Try to avoid interviews in your bedroom or with big art behind the walls. Pick a quiet place to interview without an elaborate backdrop so that you can be the focal point on the screen. Test your technology Do a technical check before your online interview begins to make sure that your internet connection is stable enough to avoid dropouts and poor sound and picture quality. Consider setting up a dedicated external lapel or desktop mic if your built-in mic sounds muffled. Have a list of links to a resume or portfolio ready to copy and paste if required. And ensure your Skype name and photo are professional looking, so …