10 tips for acing a virtual interview

With so many employers taking to Skype to meet virtually with job candidates, there is a new etiquette you should master. Here’s some advice.

As more employers use video chat tools such as Skype to speak with candidates, job seekers should know how to use the technology to their advantage in wowing potential bosses.

Jenny Floss wrote a great guest post on Jenny Blake’s Life After College blog with 10 solid tips on how to ace that virtual interview. Among her suggestions:

1. When confirming the interview, provide your Skype account name. Show the interviewer that you’re comfortable with the technology right from the start. Also, ask if you are to dial them, or if they will call you. No sense starting off on a weird note.

2. If your Skype name is cutesy or unprofessional, set up another account. And not MadSkillz or HireMaddie. Just your name, please. Or something close to it if yours is already taken.

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