Set up in advance
Precautions while using Skype
before you start using it there are a few precautions you need to take in order to stay safe online.
Set up in advanceNothing causes more anxiety during a Skype interview than realizing that your internet connection or other technical details are out of whack. I recommend using a wired internet connection where possible and your best hardware, says Tyson Spring. Dont pull the 2002 Dell Dimensions out of the closet and hope for it to perform with 2011 Software applications. Test your equipment and software together well in advance of the interview.
Experiment with lighting
Remember to look into the camera
Are my Skype communications private
Situate yourself against a plain background
Hire a babysitter
Spruce up your space
Your first time doing a video interview
Keep other programs on your computer closed
Pay attention to your physical background