How to do a job interview on Skype – Tips for success

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Are you preparing for a Skype job interview? This lesson is packed full of tips to make your interview a successful one! I share my years of experience working on Skype in order to answer all your questions, and eliminate any doubts you may have about your upcoming interview. I cover everything you need to know — from avoiding technical issues to preparing so that you can give your best performance during the interview.
Find out:
Skype job interview best practices
Who calls whom, and when?
Best camera angle
Advice for sound issues
How to avoid any technical problems
How a Skype interview is different from a face-to-face interview

Best of luck for your Skype job interview! Wishing you success!

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Hi, everyone. I’m Jade. What we’re talking about today is Skype job interviews. So I’m going to give you some tips and advice that I know about… I work on Skype, I’m always on Skype because that’s how I teach on Skype so this is everything I know from my experience of working on Skype. And I can compare how it was at the beginning… All the time when there was like a technical problem and something went wrong, so I can share all that experience with you to make your Skype job interview go more smoothly. Not just the technical aspect, but some other things you need to consider for your Skype job interview.

So let’s start with the basics of having a job interview on Skype. The reason you’re probably having a job interview on Skype in the first place is possibly because you’re being interviewed for a job in a different country. So when it comes to that, there’s something really, really important you need to consider and that’s the time zone. Okay? Because you need to make sure that you’re appoint-… At the time of your appointment, you’re going to be there at the right time because it’s really, really important to get that first impression right by being there when you say that you’re going to be there. So you can easily find out online what time zone somebody is in in a different country.

One thing I want to mention: if you’re dealing with the UK, a lot of people assume that they know what time it is there. “Oh, they use GMT.” Well, we do use GMT which means “Greenwich Mean Time”, but the time… The time will change. In the summer, it goes forward and then we go into British Summer Time. So you need to watch out for that. Sometimes people just presume they know what time it is in the UK and actually get it wrong by one hour, so you need to check that out.

Before your call, here’s some just general good practice for you. Swap your Skype IDs before because if your appointment is at 2:00pm and then you suddenly realize: “Oh, I don’t have the Skype ID. I better email them.” This is all time consuming stuff, it’s a time consuming waste of time. Swap your Skype ID. But if this is your Skype ID, I recommend you get a different one for your Skype job interviews; it’s not going to look very professional.

You will also want to confirm before your appointment whether this is going to be a webcam call. In my experience on Skype, it really depends. I often work with programmers, and software engineers, and animators and these… These generally guys, I’ve never actually had women doing those jobs, although I’m sure they’re out there, I’m just saying I’ve never had a woman who does those jobs. These guys don’t use webcam, they never use webcams. And I’ve asked them: “When you have job interviews, do you use webcams?” And they’re like: “No, we don’t.” So it probably depends on what area you’re hoping to work in. But in some industries, it’s not necessarily expected to use the webcam. But a good idea will be to just confirm that before: will it be a webcam call? Because if it is a webcam call, you’ve got some extra considerations that you need to get right.

So let’s just imagine it is a webcam call. You need to think more about not just your presentation of yourself and how your face and your hair looks, you need to consider what’s behind you. Okay? Because, generally, people will take a Skype call at home. So you need to consider what’s in your background. Is it your bedroom? Do you want them to see your bedroom? Or do you maybe want to go to a different part of the house where the background is more neutral and not so personal? So you definitely don’t want any mess in the background or any like strange objects in the background, or whatever because people notice on Skype.



I love your smile so so much ^_^

Corven Dallas says:

Great job Jade! always useful stuff with that mesmerizing accent of yours

Dufffaaa93 says:

11:51 I’m in love.

Pero Peric says:

sexy123 and an arrow pointing at her. Nice. 

FrozenImpact says:

One thing that she missed completely is that, while doing the interview
with a webcam, look into the webcam, not into your own screen.

Wishlist Recruitment says:

Useful tips to bear in mind for Skype interviews. 

Amoo Biola says:

Thanks it was useful

PatrikDeLogne says:

I can’t focus.. Too cute lady <3

Berg Steirer says:

Good job Jade. Your’re not only a english teacher but a skype adviser as
Comprehensive and helpfull.

Iqbal Hariadi says:

Thanks Jade, this is really helping :)

Waldo Waldiany says:

watching her im getting a boner! sorry!

Kasim Suli says:

Thank you very much, so pleasurably to hear and see you as teacher! 

Alex Maslov says:

Wow that must be a challenging task to type captions for such a long video.
Great work Jade and EngVid team!

Randhir Mukhiya says:

u r very adorable.. i can’t take my eyes off u…

Antri Parto says:

How to do a job interview on Skype

abaza Ahmed says:

May I speak english with someone on Skype .

Graham Refat says:

My Skype is refat.english

Федоткин Дмитрий says:

what kind of accent is she speaks?

thegreattheone says:

Quick question – are you single? 

roman chrish says:



I appreciated I got some information about using Skype.

Eddy Ferraes says:

Thank you Jade!!!!

pieyannawut says:

Very helpful for me thanks jade 

T.V. LE says:

Thanks a lot, Jade! Useful stuff.
I wonder if maybe you could also teach some kind of specific “skype
vocabulary”? Things like “You’re breaking up a bit”, “bear with me”,
“There’s a bit of a delay on the line”, “don’t let me keep you” amd many
others. Although they might look pretty easy, most learners of English
struggle with them while they are online.

В тылу врага 2 ШТУРМ says:

Tits for success!

Carolina Rangel says:

How to do a job interview on Skype

John West says:

XxXTryhardConservativeXxX – Check.

Doritos – Check.

Mountain Dew – Check.

Voice changer – Check.

Faze clan picture as main – Check

Soundboard check.

Lol just kidding don’t do that ahahahh

Sergio Cortes says:

How to do a job interview on Skype

pouremilee says:

lol Sexy123, FUNNY

Kranti Satuluri says:

Always Most Wanted for those who wants Great Experience of Skype Interview.
Jade your fentastic, Lovely Accent I love to practice it and watch your all
videos. Thanks for this. – Kranti.

Muhammad Hmesheh says:

thank you very much 

Jason Cao says:

You’re a really cute teacher, I like your british accent and the way you
teaching. That’s great!

refat english says:

My Skype is refat.english

Egor Grigorev says:

I cant learn)) She’s too cute! It distrects me))

Andrey Garcia Cardona says:

I love your british accent!! thanks for your class….
Greetings from Colombia.

nazir abdulrahman says:

hello, can you send your skype user name please

Abegael de Lumen says:

Thank you very much jane! It really helps a lot. I hope this will lead me
to success this coming November 13 interview via skype.

Mr Tams says:

you speak quickly 

Rafael Santana says:

awww can I add you on skype?

Tank0923 says:

I like you. would you go out with me?

Ali Kheradnejad says:

Hi Jade, what is your other YouTube channel name, address or link?

Akshaya kumar Nayak says:

oh u r best n very helpful

Marcos Santos says:
Majdi Hajar says:

Hi me to I want learning English this my Skype (majdi.basheer)

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