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14 Tips For A Successful Interview Over Skype

Booked an interview on Skype? Congrats! Don't know what you're doing? Read on, sweet child.

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1. DO: Make sure you're in a quiet space.

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But if that's not possible, noise-canceling headphones will do the trick.

2. DON'T: Let the gospel choir come over mid-interview.

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3. DO: Get your face camera-ready.

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Keep it light around the eyes and dab on that neutral lipstick for an au naturale look. Get it, guuuurl!

4. DON'T: Wear your horse mask.

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Even if it's your favorite.

5. DO: Find your light.

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Overhead lighting isn't your BFF, unless you wanna have those #RaccoonEyes. Try setting up near a window for some natural light.

6. DON'T: Set up too close to your overbearing friends.

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"Please gimme some space!"

7. DO: Adjust the computer to find your best angle.

Which includes the best angle of the room you're in. Hint: Hide your Bieber poster.
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Which includes the best angle of the room you're in. Hint: Hide your Bieber poster.

8. DON'T: Sit too close.

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9. DO: A test call beforehand.

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To make sure everything's working. Mic check, 1, 2.

10. DON’T: Get overeager and break into song and dance.

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Even if it’s going really well (and you have all the moves up your sleeve).

11. DO: Slow your roll with all the hand gesticulations.

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You're getting out of hand.

12. DON'T: Be a klutz.

13. DO: Keep eye contact with your interviewer.

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They can tell if you're looking at YOUR face on the screen and not at them, silly rabbit.

14. DON'T: Take a nap mid-interview.

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You can pass out from relief and exhaustion… just wait ‘til the interview is over.

Now download Skype and get ready for your close-up!