Skype Interview

You've used Skype to stay in touch with your family members and friends. It's so easy, even your grandparents are using it.

But now you have an employer who is asking to interview you over Skype. How do you handle it? Is it different from other interviews?

The answer is yes, it is very different. And it's different from your normal Skype conversations, which tend to be rather casual and laid back. The level of intensity will be different in this Skype session. And how you interview over Skype is different from a normal interview in several ways:

So a Skype interview is different and quirky, yet there are ways to overcome these unique challenges. Here is what you should do:

Here are several additional tips that can help you for your Skype interview:

Skype interviews are often conducted due to distance. Although they are often used as screening interviews, in some cases employers will use the Skype interview as the final "face-to-face" interview. So don't underestimate its potential. It also shows you as being tech savvy enough to pull it off.

One final note: if you are having difficulty getting a company to fly you in for an interview due to distance and cost, suggest a Skype interview instead. It may be what gives you the connection and helps you to stand out from the crowd.