How to Look Good in Skype Interviews - Tips & Training

How to Look Good in Skype Interviews – Tips & Training

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Look your best when interviewed by video over the internet.

so you're going to be interviewed over Skype and you want to look better than this well here are four easy easy you can apply to look good in Skype interviews key one sound having good sound is just as important as having good video in an empty room like this might sound fine to you in normal conversation but it creates an annoying echo for anyone listening on video especially if the floor isn't carpeted basically the more stuff that's in the room to deflect the sound the less echo and make sure there's no loud noises in the background loud office conversations construction and air conditioner these will make your interview painful to listen to key to location create a good background this one is not good it makes me look like a total slob this one is too distracting what's that guy doing back there in this one just make sure you don't have anything embarrassing in the background keep it neat and simple a white wall is usually too plain so I set up a bookshelf like this you can also use a houseplant a lampshade a piece of art etc if you're at the office you can set up a clean desk with a computer in the background now you're probably using a laptop with a built in camera or a webcam like this notice how the camera is actually several inches below my eyes so when you're looking through the camera if you angle it at your face it shows the ceiling so you want to stack it up on a box like this basically you want the camera at eye level because this is the way people are used to seeing you and you want to be a little more than arm's length from the camera so you're about this size in the frame and you want your eyes to be about two-thirds of the way to the top key three lighting good lighting makes a huge difference professional lighting uses four light sources but you really only need one if it's day time you can just use a window if it's too bright pull the shades you need the window to be pretty much in front of you not to the side or behind wow I think I found the worst interview set up ever if it's nighttime and there's no window nearby grab a lamp don't use overhead lighting like this it makes you look terrible and definitely don't let yourself from below unless you're telling scary campfire stories what you want is a lamp in front of you like this one with the lights slightly above the height of your eyes while you're sitting down of course this one is great because I can adjust the levels but pretty much any lamp will do if it's too bright try moving it back if it's too dim just move it a little closer key for you now that everything else is set up make sure you look good dress appropriately at least on top you might want to wear makeup yeah even some men do it and don't look down at the computer screen while being interviewed look directly at the camera now this might feel a little weird to you at first but to the people watching it looks like you're looking directly at them which is good and try not to move too much even just a few inches back and forth can be really distracting so to recap find a quiet place without distracting sounds set up a good background set your camera at eye level arm's length away make sure you have good lighting and make sure you look good now I've put all this into a checklist for you and you can find it in the link below the video that's it good night and good luck by the way I'd love to hear about your experience being interviewed by Skype or what you think about this video so please leave your comments down below you

29 Replies to “How to Look Good in Skype Interviews – Tips & Training”

  1. Do or Die

    Handsome I opened this video in a hope that you will give tips for how to look beautiful in webcam camera, but oh you didnt. webcams or built in cameras are horrible.

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  3. Josefina Lopez

    Love the video, I really like the examples you demonstrated with different locations and how environment makes a difference with video sound quality.

  4. Charlene Joy Eguna

    This is very helpful! I have an interview in two days and I'm looking for videos like this to help me pass the interview.. Thank you so much for making this video!

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