Yes, the software is easy to download and install and, yes, webcams today are plug and play.But neglect the simple aspects of using Skype, and you'll end up looking amateurish and unprepared.The difference is you need to prepare more than your answers and what you're going to wear.
Put on the same clothes you'd wear if you were going to interview in-person.
If the company is formal, wear a jacket and tie for men or a suit jacket for women.
Skype has made it so easy to video chat over PCs and mobile devices that more employers are using it to replace some in-person interviews.
It makes sense: From the company's point of view, a Skype conversation can save both time and money.
Here's how to make sure you are ready: First, be sure you've downloaded, installed, and tested Skype's app well before your interview is scheduled -- the sooner the better.
Have video chats with several friends to make sure everything's working properly on a variety of systems.When the time comes for the interview itself, be sure that you won't be disturbed.If you have kids, you'll need someone to mind them. Turn off the clothes dryer so its alarm doesn't go off in mid-sentence, and turn off your landline and cell phone.Practice talking to the camera and find the position where you're the most comfortable, so you can sit that way for a long period of time.Provide your friends with a set of questions you expect to be asked, and have them run through them with you.Those advertisers use tracking technologies to collect information about your activity on our sites and applications and across the Internet and your other apps and devices.