Job Search: Interviewing from the Waist Up
As academics create our home video conferencing studios and valiantly work to keep the content of life, if not the format, stable, we’ve got interviews to do. Late winter and early spring are peak season for post-doctoral interviews and second visits for faculty hires.
Whether you are interviewing or being interviewed, odds are you are about to be a video star. We’ve rounded up the most practical and clear advice we could find to help with preparation.
Part of preparation should be a “plan if things go haywire.”
8 Proven Video Interview Tips to Help You Succeed via FlexJobs
Punctuality still matters, so get set up early.
ACE your Skype Job Interview: 14 Smart Tips via CBS News
“Consultant Kerrie Hopkins…advises not only practicing but also recording your efforts to review.”
7 Deadly Skype Interview Sins via The Huffington Post
Cuts to the chase and reminds that your screen name is part of your first impression.
Heading off a sense of low energy and inadvertent casual language.
Rocking the Phone/Skype Interview via “The Professor Is In”
Solid, generalizable tips for students through faculty.
7 Tips to Nail a Skype Interview via Forbes Magazine
In addition to preparing what you will say and “looking the part,” “prepare your surroundings.”
How to Ace Your Interview on Skype via Skype
Practical tutorial including technical options within Skype.
And a new tool… background blur.