To save on interviewing costs, companies are turning to their computers instead of phones and offices to conduct job interviews, including using programs like Skype to conduct long-distance or even international initial interviews.
Video interviewing used to be complicated, with special equipment and software needed to interview for employment via video. That's not the case for today's job seeker. Thanks to Skype, the online phone and video Internet service, video interviewing is moving into the mainstream. Skype is easy to use - it's a free download and all you need is a webcam to get started with video.
For candidates for employment, it's easy to interview right from home. It saves on travel time and video interviewing, if you prepare in advance, can be less stressful than interviewing in person. Taking the time to prepare is important and these video interviewing tips from Christa Foley, recruiting manager at Zappos and Jamie Sorcher, Resident Tech Expert for Skype will help you do as good a job on your video interviews as you do when interviewing on the phone or at the company's office.
One more tip, it's a good idea to try Skype's video chat before you get asked to interview. Download it and chat with your friends and family - it's quick and easy to do. We had fun playing around with it in the office and I've used it professionally, as well.
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