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GloryB-TV
This video is EXCELLENT!
Random Schmid
step 0; make sure your Skype adress isnt *xX_shad0wl0rd_Xx*
xtc
Personally hate the idea of talking to a camera instead of the interviewer, it feels really awkward when I last did it -_-"
Crazy Genius
I have a Skype interview tomorrow and this is really helpful, thanks!
Luka Kršlović
do not dress up half, sometimes they will ask you to stand up, and you dont wanna flash some things ito their faces
Mario Hurtado
These are all good tips and presented in an understandable and easy-going format. I would also suggest a couple of things. If you can't control the room noise, a headset can help a ton with sound issues. The downside is that you could look a bit like a call-in center operator. The other suggestion is to make sure you have a strong wifi or other internet connection. The third suggestion is to practice ahead of time and do a dry-run with a friend so the they can give you feedback on how you look and sound.
Quencina Gardner
Practical tips that work very well! Also, humor keeps your audience wanting more. Thank you for sharing.
Digger Gorman
I am a recruiter and am forced to set up many skype interviews. These are excellent tips! I plan to give this link to anyone going on skype interviews for me in the future. The only thing I would add is a message to people with a different mother tongue other than english. Many of the people I submit have thick accents that prevent them from being properly understood. It is one of the top 3 reasons I see people fail to get the job. They should make extra effort to speak slowly and clearly, and when asked to repeat something they said, they should try to find different words to say it. ...but i guess that's not unique to just skype interviews.
grandoko
Usually these kinds of videos have no actual tips, but rather drag out the obvious stuff to fill a video. This, however, was informative and to the point. Well done.
Sarah Marie James
I followed your tips, step by step, and landed an in person interview within 15 minutes of the Skype session.  In fact, I was better prepared than the interviewer. Always good to go above and beyond for interviews.
displayfireworks1
I just sent an email to my friend about setting up a time for a Skype interview we both have to participate in. 10 minutes late I go over to YouTube and this video pops up at random. Strange how this things happen. The interview video is just what I need. It like that old Twilight Zone episode "What you need". Thanks, great advice.
arie pujiwati
I watched this video 2 years ago for my graduate study's entrance test. Thanks God, i passed the examination. This video helped me much. I prepared all tips. Anyway, a problem occurred with my office's wifi just a few minutes before the interview, so that i used skype in my smartphone rather than my laptop. Therefore, it is also better to check our internet connection and skype quality.
quinn love
is using headphones a bad idea??
Sarah Sterling
I've had quite a few successful interviews over Skype and this is great advice. I would add that I always wear something neutral-colored if not professional on bottom, in case something unexpected happens and I have to stand up, potentially on screen! Also I like to know what I'm looking like on screen so I always move the little window with my face to the top, center of the screen (aka right under the camera) so I can look at the camera and keep myself in my peripheral vision.
Allison Puccetti Adams
GREAT tips~  I wish I had seen this a week or so ago..when I thought I was about to do a telephone conference call with work...which was a SKYPE call :) note to self...wet hair and towel? not so good.....
Ibrahim Asadov
My interview was terrible , I didnt done anything right :) usefull video!
Patrick li
I hate looking at the camera
Gail Palubiak
Best Skype prep I've ever seen!
ej zen
Thank you.
Good Hombre
I have a skype interview tomorrow for an internship. Hope it goes well
Sean Smith
thanks so much, this is very helpful... this is gonna be my first video interview
Philip O Byrne
excellent tutorial. Im using video blog which is a bit different than interview but a lot of useful tips here.
SongsofThe Century
These Skype interviews are terrible. BUT this video was thoughtful & helpful & constructive.
No Kia
I don't like this online interview thing.
Gina Tang
Great tips presented in a simple format.  Thanks!
Mr. Carroll Ware
Really Skype interviews lol
Alex Booster
Excellent! I'll pass it on to my guests.
Tony Yang
Great video!thx for sharing.
mohammed shafras
I've found this useful advice. Thanks a lot
Donna Marshall
Thank u for posting this for us it helps a lot I didn't know that u can skype for interviews that I will let u know when I get one thank u Darlene shipman
Insightful Z
SuPER! Definitely worth taking the time to view.
k. hari kumar kommula
what an excellent prensentation..brav
FESTUS ABDULFATAI
Good job. Helpful video. Thanks
Mario Chávez
I recently had a Skype task conversation with a client and she was looking down to the notebook camera. Good point on avoiding that! This short video is crisp and well done, not just useful for interviews but for anything involving YOU (presenting, teaching, showing how something is done, etc.) and your face.
Duane Larkin
I'm an older job candidate and want to look younger than I do. Makeup is a good idea...of course, I have NO idea how or where to apply it. I guess a trip to the spa is in order!
SongsofThe Century
Have you made anymore videos?
James Roberts
Nicely organized and well-presented, thank you!
Camille
Skype Interview in 15 hours
TheYogina
This was a very informative video.  thanks
Shenee Laurence
Great video! Very informative and professional! Thanks for the tips!
Dan Paulsrud
Very Helpful even for people that aren't interviewing but find themselves on conference calls from home! Cheers.
Xiang Yu
Gonna have a PhD Skype interview. Thanks for the tips!
bruce medeck
Thank you! These are great tips you just shared.
Laurah Hagen
Such a great video! Just posted it to the NAU Career Development pinterest site. Thanks, and keep up the great work!
Hafeez Hussain Syed
Thank you, very helpful video. 
Liz Sevilla-Dusaban
Your video is very helpful, indeed!
Daryl Greco
great tips
Steven Arecco
excellent! thanks!!
Santoshi Naidu
Really helpful, thank you :)
Naresh Chettri
Thank you
sk tuhel fida hossain
nice tips
susan rose
Great job. succinct, to the point. You should run for office!
Салех Сейидли
thank you very much for the video, its so useful
Marija Dejanovic
Perfect! Thanks!
GirlFromNippon
Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful video ! :D Yes, I have always been wondering how I could make myself look good and presentable on Skype, in front of the camera... :') Now THIS...helps me a lot ! Again, arigato so much... Greetings from Japan Sakura
Ashish Kavitkar
what about the headphones, if we wear headphones during interview on skype so that they can hear us properly, what would they will think?
ankit verma
We can make good impression if followed
Iconic Movie Reviews
Good stuff!
harroun mohammad
thank you so much bro , its helps me so much
Kola Adeoye
Great tips! I like this video!
Tonarino Totoro
Funny and professional !!!!!
ItsOttis
alternatively, drag the skype window into a position where the interviewers face is as close to the webcam as possible. then it looks like you're nearly making eye contact at least.
Jason Arnone
Great job and I especially like the examples you demonstrate with camera angles and lighting. I saw it mentioned on here before and I also agree that internet connectivity is crucial. Test out the connection with a friend ahead of time and, if possible, use an ethernet cable instead of wifi to insure a solid connection. I also recommend closing down other apps on the laptop to avoid any pop-up dialog / sounds / reminders. And set your skype status to "do not disturb" so you don't get distracted with instant messages or other calls.
M Wasim pervez Jaan
Thanks Sir
Eng. Anwaar Alawi
Great helping tools ...
Karyne K
I had many (too many) inteviews on Skype in the last 4 years. I knew all that before I ended up on your video. Everything is done, I look professional and I speak well on camera. Yet, none of the interviewers contacted me after, unless to tell me that "other candidate fit better"... WTF...
Always Better Challenge Show
EXCELLENT video, thanks for making!
tourf
Additional tip: When the background noise cannot be fully eliminated, please use a good headset. A good headset's mike (even less than 100€/$) will not pickup background noise and the cans will also isolate you from the noise. You might look a little geeky but this will be professional. Remember that the standard smartphone earphones are not enough.
Mandy Mann
I have an interview on "taketheinterview," which is a newer website companies are using. It seems onsline interviews are becoming more and more common. Thanks for the tips!
Eugene N
This video is excellent. Great sutff!!!  My first Skype interview experience was terrible, then my friend told me the same tips you mentioned. Made the second and third experience way way better. Only thing I had a hard time with, looking directly into the camera. That took a while to feel comfortable
Katy Martin
Awesome video! The only thing I would change is recommending that interviewees wear dress pants. From my recruiting experience, some interviewers will ask you to get up and go grab something across the room for the simple test of seeing if you are fully dressed appropriately.
Albert Arriola
I feel like you should dress based on how you feel the work place is going to be. Being too dressed could come off as bad imo. I took an interview through skype for an internship at TMZ 2 years back and I just dressed casual. They gave me the internship on the spot after the interview. Afterwards I asked how I looked because I had no idea how to prep for a skype interview. It's actually how they prefer their work environment to be - all casual.
Ellen Eatough
Very helpful, easy to digest and remember, and fun to watch - humor always helps info sink in. I really appreciate your making this available as a public service. I'd like to be your 100,000th viewer, but couldn't wait.  BTW, you look very familiar. Have we met? ;-)
Tamar
Very helpful. I was successful in my interview. Thank you!
brian peters
Well done 👍
Julio Carmiol
Thanks for the tips. Really useful, simple and effective. I used it in a job interview, where I{m sure I looked much better than if I had not watched your tips video. Now I am doing a video with some classmates for a course in my masters degree, and I am sharing it with them so we can look professional. Thanks, pal.
Eric Yang
Thank you for sharing these tips. Helpful for me to prepare for my upcoming Skype interview..
Jess Stricker
This is great! It's concise and not full of fluff. I'm going to add it to my "tips and tricks" folder to share with candidates to help prepare them for Skype interviews.Thanks for sharing.
Egzon Gashi
Skypeee interview in 30 mins, thank god for videos like this !
George Gomez
Great tips. Very useful information. Have to interview some off-site candidates. Will send them a copy of this , so they can prepare.  Thank You for the information.
JR S.
I did skype interviews a couple times (I was in Toronto, interviewers were in Hartford, CT.) I was a little nervous about the quality of the connection, log in, etc., but you have to focus more on the questions that you may have to respond than on the settings of the teleconference. Of course it helps too, if well planned it will give you more confidence and make you calm down, but nobody cares a whole lot about details like these when a nerve wrecking interview is about to take place. Also, I bet you won't be penalized by the interviewers is something is a little off.
Jesus samurai
Nice video. Personally the whole Skype thing is absolutely ridiculous so many things can go wrong and it's a hassle compared to just meeting in person. I have my first Skype interview tomorrow hoping it goes somewhat smooth
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Amy Owens
This was excellent. You should add WebEx as well as Skype to the title to get more traffic! It applies to both!
Pauline Dady
Thanks for making this video, it really helped me, yesterday I had my first skype interview, I took your tips, and it was a success, I prepared a folder of my skills and job successes and I was able to flick through that and show my skills, always think of a question to ask them. I await for next interview in person!
Suhail Umrani
Hey guy, your video is very nice man I enjoyed it a lot and also learn the tips to appear before interview properly. Thanks man!
Chris H
Great tips and examples. I believe stuff in the background will absorb sound, not deflect it. Stuff like drapes, soft furniture, books, carpeting will help prevent echo. Can even hang or drape a comforter, quilt, moving blanket, rug or soft foam mattress topper somewhere.
Mary.C
very helpful thanks. i'm going to have one in four months. I have another tip also, I usually call a friend on skype 10 minutes before the interview and ask them to judge. they sometimes notice good things which you are not aware of. . 
David Uyabán
I'm having my first Skype interview today and this video gave me really good tips!! Thank you so much!!
jay2fono
What’s a webcam?
Duc Le
useful!
Mon Mon
Helpful , thank you
K L
Great job. Short, concise, and informative. You covered key elements to each subject well. Camera work and editing was poignant and just.
Vivian Smith
We do Skype interviews with candidates all the time, so these are great tips..
balood
Excellent video, detailed and well presented. I am actually going for a Quiz Show audition via Skype
babxo
Bravo! Showing this at an employment workshop. I like all your points on lighting, angle, distance from camera, reducing echo.
queenbee newest
Thank you for sharing this perfect tips on how to become prepared on an interview. I'm looking forward for my skype interview this week. Your tips would really be of great help. Wish me best of luck! :)
Om mohammad
I saw this video before yesterday And I wasn't have any idea about skype interview. Then I did all the tips in the video yesterday. Today I got the job :D Thanx a lot
Lucy Quinn
Really helpful tips thank you so much. not so much for Skype but also for making videos on youtube. You have a great way of teaching and explaining.
Julia Sagita
Those tips are amazing. I'll keep in mind to prepare myself for skype interview. Thank you!