Many of Clarity's candidates are healthcare professionals from other countries. To make it easier, especially for candidates who are not in Ireland or the UK, the first job interview is usually via Skype.
Below we share some tips with you that will increase your chances of success during your Skype job interview.
The first thing you should check is how to use Skype and test it to make sure it works. So you will have no technical inconveniences when the interview starts. Also pay attention to the image shown in your Skype profile as well as your username. These are often the first impression that your interviewer or employer will have of you.
Another important thing is to be aware of what you show on the screen. Make sure you are in a quiet place with good light, with a neutral background and your face is shown on the screen. This will give your interviewer a professional impression of you.
Dressing professionally is also very important. Present yourself with a clean image and choose neutral colors. You should avoid necklines, lush patterns or shiny clothing.
Pay attention to your body posture, keep your back straight and look the interviewer in the eyes looking directly at the camera. Stay focused and do not look around.
Try to remain calm, show a friendly smile and respond objectively to the questions asked to you. Keep in mind key questions that your future employer may ask you like "Why did you apply for this job?", "What are your short- and long-term goals?" or " Why should we choose you and not other candidates?".
It is also important that you prepare some questions in advance to ask your interviewer during the interview. This will show your interest and enthusiasm in knowing more about the company that will possible hire you.
After the interview, thank the interviewer for the opportunity and their time. The simple act of thanking your interviewer makes a big impact.
We hope these tips are very useful to you. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.
Good luck for your Skype interview!