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Old 11-20-2013, 12:04 PM
 
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I have a skype interview next week and I've already set it all up on my computer in an office room that has good lighting and stuff.

Any tips to keep it from being awkward?
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Old 11-20-2013, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Be naked from the waist down.
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Old 11-20-2013, 12:24 PM
 
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Be naked from the waist down.
Got it!
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Old 11-20-2013, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Hampton Roads
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I'd practice with a friend before I did it to become comfortable with it. Not just to make sure everything worked properly but to figure out how to make it seem as natural as possible. I've done a skype interview as well and it wasn't so bad! It was just practicing and trying to figure out how to make it seem like I was making eye contact via webcam.
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Old 11-20-2013, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Corona the I.E.
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As mentioned the key is to focus on eye contact with the camera, and make sure you have a neutral background.
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Old 11-20-2013, 01:37 PM
 
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I'd practice with a friend before I did it to become comfortable with it. Not just to make sure everything worked properly but to figure out how to make it seem as natural as possible. I've done a skype interview as well and it wasn't so bad! It was just practicing and trying to figure out how to make it seem like I was making eye contact via webcam.
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As mentioned the key is to focus on eye contact with the camera, and make sure you have a neutral background.
Perfect! My cousin and I are going to try it out tonight so that I get used to looking at the camera, not the picture on the screen.
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Old 11-20-2013, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Corona the I.E.
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My first one I had a laminated poster in the background that was causing the other party glare. Live and learn.
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Old 11-20-2013, 01:42 PM
 
Location: TOVCCA
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I like this advice:

Skype Your Way To Being Likeable | The Likeability Guy
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Old 11-20-2013, 01:43 PM
 
Location: TOVCCA
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I like this advice:

Skype Your Way To Being Likeable | The Likeability Guy
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Old 11-20-2013, 08:23 PM
 
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Be naked from the waist down.
I agree, just sit there and smile, and then slowing move the webcam below your waist...
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