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How should I prepare for a skype interview?

 
I have a job interview coming up on Skype. What are some tips for interviewing well in this medium?
 
1.   Pick an attractive and dignified setting. Find your best available room and make sure it’s visually appealing with nice lighting and background. It should look professional.

2.   Keep it quiet. Make absolutely sure there are no distracting sounds like barking dogs or auto traffic (unless you’re applying to the Humane Society or an auto dealership).

3.   Customize craftily. Why not have some visible object(s) with the name and logo of the inquiring company. It shows you have some creativity and you’re motivated. It could also lighten up the atmosphere. Maybe you could don their cap for a moment.

4.   Look your best. Dress sharp. Groom that hair, etc. God looks at the heart, but people look at appearance (I Samuel 16:7). Grace builds on nature so look your natural best.

5.   Dress rehearse. Have at least two practice runs with a friend who’s a good critic. Try to duplicate the anticipated experience and work out all the bugs. Preparation reduces stress and guards against foibles. They always seem to show up. And with Skype? Yipes!

6.   Commend it all to the Lord. Let the peace of Christ rule in your heart. He is with you and will guide you.
 
By Jim Berlucchi, M.T.S., Executive Director of the Spitzer Center
Reprinted with permission of FAITH Catholic Publishing and Communications. Rights reserved.