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how is a Skype cam interview different ?

Discussion in 'Teaching overseas' started by Mariadelasol, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. Mariadelasol

    Mariadelasol New commenter

    I have my Skype webcam all set up for an interview
    but I have never done this before and I am nervous.

    Any tips/advice about conducting a good/successful Skype webcam
    phone call ?
  2. Busstopjen

    Busstopjen New commenter

    I've done a few of these now. So, from my experience: don't be surprised/put off if they're running late, get online with plenty of time to spare and do a 'test call' to test your sound/connection.

    I have a look on my web cam so I can check out what they'll be seeing, and you can therefore make sure you're not too close/far/have stuff in the background poking out of your head/good lighting. Make sure your battery is charged!

    Other than that, it's just like any other interview- smile, be polite, dress for an interview (top half at least!) and make sure you know your own cv/letter inside and out! Good luck! :D
  3. I would add that you shouldn't sit too close to the laptop. Centre it on the table and seat yourself back a little. Check that you are centred on your webcam. Smile. Don't fidget. Shut the cat out of the room. (I write from experience here.)

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