A number of tech-savvy companies prefer to take the first cut interview through Skype that allows users to have video chats through the internet. Here is how you prepare to face an interview via Skype.
It is always preferable to establish a certain level of familiarity with the software and use it for personal purposes, instead of directly using it for professional purposes. Practice sessions can be done by having chats with family members and friends on Skype.
Ensure that your internet connection has an appropriate bandwidth to support a flawless chat. Sound is very important. Similarly, the image should not be blurred. Ensuring a smooth interaction will create a good first impression for the candidate.
Though a majority of the candidates are at their homes while interacting on Skype, they are expected to dress up formally. Usually, the first interaction is to understand the presentation and communication skills. It is always good for the candidates to look their best.
In no way, a Skype interaction should be taken as a casual one. This also means candidates should make sure there is no unnecessary noise in the background or there is no one else in the room. This includes hand movements, shifting in the chair and facial expressions. You should make sure you are not moving too much or talking too loudly.